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1768

Have you sold the last crop of wheat?

Have you sold the remainder of the last crop of
Indian-corn? the merchants at Norfolk give 8s/ 4d pe
barrel only.

I have gone through the papers, & crop-book
which you put into my hands last december (but not ac
curately) & the bebets exceed the credits in the account
stiled Dr Robert Carter to Edward Ransdell £158..13..10. I am
Sir your humble servant
Robert Carter

To Mr Edward Ransdell

4th March

The late lieutenant Governor Francis Fauquier died yesterday
7th, If you have not disposed of the last crop
of wheat, send by the bearer Captain Deceive all 30
bushells of wheat, also 370 bushells of Indian corn
10 weathers, & Ewes, but if you should have sold
the wheat send 30ty bushells of Indian-corn in
its place, for I have agreed to pay freight for 400
bushells. Take a bill of loading of the Cargo
to be signed by the Captain & inclose it to me I send
in that vessell 10 sacks to hold the wheat, if any
shall be sent.

15th Captain Deceitful has bilked me, & I must
look out for another Vessel to send up Poto-river
for the above grain & stocks. Captain Mitchell of
the Lord Baltimore will deliver this letter to you.

Robert Carter

To Mr
Edward Ransdell.