From John Norton
York the 9th May 1758
I take the liberty to Recommend the bearers hereof Mr Thruston & Mr Cary to your favour, they have I beleive Raised abt 30 Men for the New Regiment, the former is in hopes of a 2d Lieutenancy & the latter to be an Ensign, they are both very sober young Men & I doubt not but will behave themselves in such manner as to merit your Esteem.1 Any Civilitys you shew them will much oblige Sr Yr most hum. Servt
John Norton was the junior partner in the consignment firm of Flowerdewe and Norton. He lived at Yorktown and acted for the firm in Virginia while Thomas Flowerdewe managed the London end of the business.