George Wythe letter to John Norton, 1768 May 9

Title

George Wythe letter to John Norton, 1768 May 9

Date

Description

George Wythe letter to John Norton, merchant in London. Wythe writes that he has given 37 pounds, 10 shillings to John Hatley Norton and that 30 pounds of that should be credited to his account. In addition, he is sending 4 hogsheads tobacco to Norton in London. Wythe requests a number of items for himself and his wife including balloting glasses, a wig and lasting shoes. He notes that Mr. Waldron may be sending black Manchester velvet breeches and a suit of fine clothes "fit for our hot summers" along with a silk waistcoat and breeches.

Identifier

MS 1936.3.81
Folder 8

Publisher

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

Text

Page 1

Dear Sir,


I have paid to my cousin J H Norton thirty se-
ven pounds and ten shillings for which he will desire
you to credit my account with thirty pounds Sterling.
I have also given him orders for four hogsheads of to
bacco to be shipped to you. Be pleased to send me a
piece of cambrick and another of lawn, one pair of satin
and five pair of callimancho or lasting shoes with high
full heels and a satin cloak for Mrs Wythe, and a piece
of irish linen 2/6 per yard, two large damask and four small ruckabark table
cloths, six pair of cotton stockings and two of black silk for myself, a dark
[illegible] wig and a sett of balloting glasses such as are
used in the house of commons. Mr Waldron may
send me two pair of black Manchester velvet breeches
and a suit of very fine light cloath fit for our hot
summers with a silk waistcoat and pair of
silk breeches besides. With my best wishes for
yours and all your family's health and prosperity

I am,
Dear Sir
Your most obed Serv
G. Wythe.
Williamsburg
May 9. 1768

Be pleased to add
a black Russells
coat for Mrs Wythe,
and a piece of fine pocket handkerchiefe.


Address leaf

To
Mr John Norton
Merchant in
London

Virga May 9th 1768
Geo. Wythe

Recd 20th June 1768

Ansd in pt p Capt. Young.
& p Wood for August 1768.

Goods entd pa 449

Debit JH N to G Wythe
£30 Sterling for so much pd him
to remit me at £25 pCt

Original Format

Ink on paper

Citation

Wythe, George, 1726-1806, “George Wythe letter to John Norton, 1768 May 9,” John Norton & Sons Papers, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, accessed August 19, 2022, https://rocklibnorton.omeka.net/items/show/81.