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Person to do the business. I have told
Mrs Ogle that I expect you will nominate
a gentleman who will attend at Bell-air
to take a legal Inventory of all that Estate
immiately that I will attend there
personally on Wednesday the 1st day of
next month I desire that the Assistant
you shall nominate may meet me then
at Bell-air, to receive the money & take
Bonds of those who shall buy on Credit.
Be pleased to engage an Auctioner to sell
the Estate. The overseer should be di
rected to prepare fie[l]ds for Indian Corn
& Tobacco,& take great care of the Stock.

The proposal mentioned in my former
letter to you, which is to effect Mrs Tasker's
Interest, is conditional only, and I beg
leave to say that the hint was not intended
to vex that Lady, nor to embarass you
If opportunity permitted I would men
tion here the Consideration, which induced
me to think that the Slaves & personal
Estate Bell-air should be called a
part of Mr Tasker's Estate, that if that
Estate should sell for a greater Sum
than Hall & Jacob's estimation, then
the Executrix to take that Surplus, & she to
be chargeable with the deficiency, if any
shall happen to be: therefor I must
conclude & am,

Sir yours &cc
Robert Carter

To Mr
Thomas Johnson junior

February 1st
1769

Madam

Your letter dated the 16th day of last
month was delivered to me yesterday
only the severity of the weather & frequent
Rains this Winter have occasioned the conveyance
of Letters to be very tedious and I fear
two