Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Mercer, 13 December 1805

Norfolk. Decemr. 13th—1805.

Dear Sir

When I received the enclosed Letters I expected to have had the pleasure of delivering them; but the Ship in which I sailed from Liverpool on the 3d. October for New-york was forced to put in here, when she arrived last Evening. This prevents me from taking Washington in my way home. A Book which I received from mr. Monroe for you will be sent on by the first opportunity.

I am most respectfully your obt: Sevt.

John Mercer.

ViW: Tucker-Coleman Papers.

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