George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Francis Mercer, 15 August 1793

From John Francis Mercer

Marlborough [Va.] Augt 15th 1793.


From Yours of the 7th reach’d me at this place the day before yesterday, whether I came immediately after I left Philadelphia & where I have remain’d during the whole summer—I left the Deed with Doct. James Steuart to be executed by the several parties—he wrote me sometime since1 that this had been done & that the privy examinations were taken by a Judge out of Court, but that some formality still remainin[g] for myself to execute previous to recording—I woud have gone to Maryland for this purpose solely had I expected to have been detain’d here ’till this time—I shall return with my family in two weeks & any formality still requisite (but what it is does not occur) will be completed & the record made & the Deed forwarded agreably to your desire.2 With high respect I am Sir Yr mo: Ob. hb. Servt

John Fs. Mercer


1The letter from Dr. James Steuart has not been identified.

2GW did not receive the deed until the spring of 1794 (Mercer to GW, 13 April 1794, ALS, NN).

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