Robert Carter Nicholas letter to John Norton, 1768 June 6

Title

Robert Carter Nicholas letter to John Norton, 1768 June 6

Date

Description

Robert Carter Nicholas letter to John Norton, merchant in London, recommending James Stevenson of Williamsburg. Stevenson left Virginia to be ordained by Richard Terrick, the Bishop of London. He became rector of Camden Parish in Pittsylvania County in 1769.

Identifier

MS 1936.3.87
Folder 8

Publisher

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

Text

Page 1

Williamsburg 6th. June 1768

Dear Sir.

You will receive this by Mr. James
Stevenson, who intends to wait upon the Bishop
of London to be ordain'd. He was born & bred in
this City & is a young Man of such good Character,
that I cannot but recommend him to your
favourable Regard, especially as I know how
much Pleasure you always take in shewing Civi-
lities & Kindness to Men of Merit. I am, Dr. Sir,

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


Address leaf

To
Mr. John Norton
Mercht. in
London

p Favr. of
Mr. Stevenson

Virga. 6 June 1768.
Rt. Carter Nicholas Esq
Recd. the 5 Augst. 1768.
p Mr. Stevenson

Ansd. Augst. 1768
p Capt. Woodford

Original Format

Ink on paper

Citation

Nicholas, Robert Carter, 1728-1780, “Robert Carter Nicholas letter to John Norton, 1768 June 6,” John Norton & Sons Papers, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, accessed May 25, 2022, https://rocklibnorton.omeka.net/items/show/87.