Author: Robert King Carter


Letter from Robert “King” Carter to William Cage (1724)

Both members of the governor’s Council and both, at different times, agents for the Northern Neck Proprietary of the Fairfax estate, Robert “King” Carter and Edmund Jenings were rivals. On July 9, 1724, Carter addresses this letter to the trustee of the Fairfax estate, William Cage, of County Kent, England, and explains his efforts to collect money from an aging Jenings who, as agent, had used Fairfax money to cover his personal debts.