Wythe to John Norton, 1 June 1768
George Wythe asks John Norton for eight or ten gallons of an alcoholic beverage called arrack and some garden seeds. Wythe tells Norton that his son, John Hatley Norton, has left to go to Hanover court.
Mr. John Norton
Merchant in London
By favour of
I shall be obliged to you if you will send me eight or ten gallons of the best arrack in carboys properly secured, and some garden seeds. Your son left us this morning. He is in very good health and spirits. He was going to Hanover court. With my best wishes for yours and your family’s happiness, I am,
Your most obedient servt.
June 1, 1768
- "George Wythe letter to John Norton, 1768 June 1," John Norton & Sons Papers, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg.