1792.014: Fourth of July Oration by John Mercer.

Published: 1792

Full Title: An oration delivered on the 4th of July 1792. Before the president, professors and masters of William & Mary College by John Mercer, student.

Author: Mercer, John (1772-1817).

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Thomas Nicolson

Description: 20 pgs. (8vo).


John Mercer was a son of General Hugh Mercer, the close friend of Washington who died at the Battle of Princeton in 1777; the son became an attorney in Fredericksburg, served in the House of Delegates, and acted as Monroe's private secretary during the Louisiana Purchase negotiations; ill health forced his retirement from public life in 1806.

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