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& Company: the other Mrs John M. Jordan
Merchants in your City. Your character her[e]
encourages me to venture this consignment
which hope you will excuse this attempt I am
Gentlemen &cc
Robert Carter.

Virginia Williamsburg 23d May 1764

To Mr John M, Jordan in London

Sir

Mr Pelham of this Place is just returned
from New York, he heard on that Journey Mr
Benjamin Franklin of Philadelphia perform upon the
Armonica: The Instrument pleased Pelham
amazingly & by his advice I now apply
to you to send me an Armonica (as played
on by Miss Davies at the great Room in
Spring Gardens,) being the musical Glasses
with out Water: Formed into a complete
Instrument, capable off Thorough-bass,
& never out of tune. Charles James of
Purpoole-lane, near Gray's Inn London
is the only maker of the Armonica in Eng
land,

Let the Glasses be clear crystal
&