Letter not found: from John Mercer, 3 May 1765.
The catalog entry states that Mercer is “explaining his reason for not being prompt in the payment of interest due”1 (Thomas Birch’s Sons, catalog no. 683, item 736, 5–6 April 1892).
1. For John Mercer’s indebtedness to the Daniel Parke Custis Estate, see doc. III-B, n.29, in Settlement of the Daniel Parke Custis Estate, 20 April 1759–5 Nov. 1761.