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The attachment of which you inclosed one Copy, is for not answering—it has issued not through any default of any of your officers, but for want of an answer for three months after appearance, this I understand Mr Pendleton entered for you last June Rules, not thinking it material to wait for your being summoned, it being unnecessary as you was advised of the renewal of the Suit—the consequence...
Your favour of the 9th Instant was received late last Night, I am concerned you shou’d give yourself the trouble of explaining your motives for applying to me about the Mortgage I gave you—if my answer imputed to you the most distant suspicion of ungenerous Sentiments, believe me my good Sir, my Pen & Heart differed much[.] It is true I put the supposition you mention but I deemed it next to...
As I expect a good Opportunity by your Neighbour Colo. Mason from the meeting of the Ohio Compy I shall inclose you the Mortgage I made you agreeably to your last favour, which was on the day of the date delivered to Mr Sims in trust for you—this gives it an opperation from that day, I shou’d have kept it to be recorded in Stafford Court—but for a blank in it which I can’t take on my self to...
Letter not found: from James Mercer, 1 Jan. 1774. On 8 Jan. GW wrote Mercer : “Your Letter of the 1st Instt, came to my hands yesterday.”
Letter not found: from James Mercer, 5 April. On 11 April GW wrote Mercer : “I have receivd your Letter of the 5th.”
Letter not found: from James Mercer, 13 Dec. 1774. On 26 Dec. GW wrote Mercer and referred to “your Letter of the 13th Inst.”
Letter not found: from James Mercer, 11 Feb. 1777. GW wrote Mercer on 21 Feb. that “your Letter of the 11th . . . came to my hands a few days ago,” and a note that Mercer made on GW’s letter reads in part: “I refer to my Let. to G.W. of the 11th Feby to which this is an answer.”
Letter not found : from James Mercer, 24 Sept. 1779. On 14 Oct., GW wrote Mercer: “I received your favor of the 24th of September.”
Letter not found: from James Mercer, 6 Jan. 1780. On 25 Feb. , GW wrote to Mercer: “Your letter of the 6th Ulto did not come to my hands till the same date in the present month.” For GW’s quotation of a portion of the letter, see GW to Charles Pettit, 11–12 February .
Letter not found: from James Mercer, 18 Aug. 1784. On 25 Aug. GW wrote to Mercer : “My Sister handed me your favor of the 18th.”
Letter not found: from James Mercer, 10 Jan. 1786. On 20 Jan. GW wrote to Mercer : “I have been favored with your letter of the 10th inst.”
Letter not found: James Mercer to GW, 10 Mar. 1787. On 15 Mar. GW wrote Mercer : “Your favor of the 10th came duely to hand.”
Letter not found: from James Mercer, 10 Mar. 1787. On 15 Mar. GW wrote Mercer : “Your favor of the 10th came duely to hand.”
Letter not found: from James Mercer, 25 Mar. 1789. On 4 April GW wrote to Mercer : “I have received your letter of the 25th Ulto.”
I hope the necessity of the Case, will be a sufficient appollogy for my intruding myself on your Excellency, who must be too much engaged in the business belonging to yr important & very high office, to attend to business of a private Nature—I have however purposely delayed this application untill the recess of Congress, hoping that your Excellency may by that event, have the leisure to favour...
The Honble Mr Dawson one of the Council of this State, expressing a desire of obtaining the office of a Commissioner, under the expressed Act of Congress for settling the Accounts of the United States with the individual States: and supposing himself not so well known to your Excellency as to possess that Confidence he merits, has applyed to me a long & very intimate acquaintance to supply...
The Necessity of the Case will I hope be a sufficient appollogy for my addressing your Excellency on the following Subject. You Sir may recollect that Ld Dunmore in Novr 1774 purchased of you & Colo. Tayloe Trustees for the Creditors of George Mercer, under a decretal order of the General Court, certain Slaves to the value of 436£ Va. Currency on twelve months Credit—for which (circumstanced...