Robert Carter Nicholas letter to John Norton & Son, 1771 August 26

Title

Robert Carter Nicholas letter to John Norton & Son, 1771 August 26

Description

Robert Carter Nicholas letter to John Norton & Sons, merchants of London, England. Nicholas writes concerning his sick family and to request some cotton, linen, food and porter.

Source

John Norton and Sons Papers, MS 1936.3

Publisher

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Date

1771-08-26

Identifier

MS1936.3.501
Folder 45

Text

Page 1

Williamsburg 26th. Augst 1771

Dear Sirs,

Capn. Walker this Moment sent
Me the inclosed Bill of Loading, with Notice that
he is just leaving Town, so that I have only
time to inclose it. I have been so harrass'd
with a sick Family & other Things that I
have not been able to make out my In:
voice, but will send it by Capn. Roberston at
some other good Opportunity. If by any Accident
it should miscarry, you'll be pleased to send me
the same Quantity of Cotton & brown Linen,
as you shipt me this Year. I should be glad
of half a Chest of Lemons & some good Cheese
& Porter by the first Opportunity; two or three Gall's
of each, the different Sorts of Garden Pease: a little early
cabbage, cucumber & Melon Seeds. I can, at present
only add that I am, Dr. Sirs,

Yr. mo. obt. Servt.
Ro. C. Nicholas

Address leaf

To
Messrs. John Norton & Son
Merchts. in
London

P Capt. Walker
Q.D.C.

Virga. 26th Augst 1771
Ro: Carter Nicholas
Rec'd the 17th Octo.
p the Randolph

Goods entd pa: 370 Exd
Ansd the 12th Novr
P Capt. Kusden

Original Format

Ink on paper

Files

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Citation

Nicholas, Robert Carter, 1728-1780., “Robert Carter Nicholas letter to John Norton & Son, 1771 August 26,” John Norton & Sons Papers, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, accessed August 18, 2018, https://rocklibnorton.omeka.net/items/show/501.