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Papers : of the Mercer family, 1656-1869

Author: Mercer family.John CaileCharles Fenton MercerJames MercerJohn MercerAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The bulk of this collection consists of letters of Virginia congressman John Francis Mercer plus his account book, 1804-1812, with slave lists for his Anne Arundel County, Md., plantation. Correspondents include William Short, John Tyler, and Bushrod Washington. Also contains correspondence, account books, and legal records of John Caile, tobacco merchant and clerk of Dorchester County, Md., in part concerning the
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Genre/Form: Account books
Correspondence
Named Person: Carter Braxton; John Caile; Charles Fenton Mercer; James Mercer; John Mercer; John Mercer; John Francis Mercer; James Monroe; William Short; Elizabeth Calloway Sprigg; Richard Sprigg; Richard Sprigg; John Tyler; Bushrod Washington
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Mercer family.; John Caile; Charles Fenton Mercer; James Mercer; John Mercer; John Francis Mercer; Elizabeth Calloway Sprigg; Richard Sprigg
OCLC Number: 30065072
Notes: In the collections of the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va. (Mss1/M5345/a).
Description: 569 items.

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The bulk of this collection consists of letters of Virginia congressman John Francis Mercer plus his account book, 1804-1812, with slave lists for his Anne Arundel County, Md., plantation. Correspondents include William Short, John Tyler, and Bushrod Washington. Also contains correspondence, account books, and legal records of John Caile, tobacco merchant and clerk of Dorchester County, Md., in part concerning the Stamp Act; and an account book, 1731-1767, and miscellany of John Mercer, lawyer of Stafford County, Va.

The collection also contains correspondence and accounts of Richard Sprigg (1739-1798) and Elizabeth Galloway Sprigg (1722-1789) of "West River," Anne Arundel County, Md. Correspondents include Carter Braxton and Richard Sprigg (1769?-1806) and topics covered include the Alien and Sedition Acts, the 1796 presidential election, and timber provided by Sprigg for the construction of a naval frigate.

Also contains correspondence, primarily concerning Virginia, Maryland, and national politics and political figures (especially James Monroe) of James Mercer, lawyer and judge of Fredericksburg, Va.; Charles Fenton Mercer of Loudoun County, Va.; and John Mercer (1788-1848) of "Cedar Park," Anne Arundel County, Md.

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