From James Schureman
Jany 5th 1814
Mr Schureman1 is compeld by indisposition to decline the honor of dining with the President on Saturday next.
RC (NjP: Crane Collection).
1. James Schureman (1756–1824), a 1775 graduate of Rutgers College, Revolutionary War veteran, long-time mayor of New Brunswick, and multi-term member of Congress, served as a Federalist representative from New Jersey, 1813–15 (John Howard Raven, comp., Catalogue of the Officers and Alumni of Rutgers College … 1766 to 1916 [Trenton, 1916], 66; Newark, N.J. Centinel of Freedom, 26 Jan. 1813).