[Charles Mercer.] Two Autograph Letters Signed to John Jackson, MP for Dover, the first, with account, regarding payments by the banker Sir William Forbes to Lord Keith and Miss Mercer Elphinstone, and the second regarding various payments.
Both letters 1p., 4to, and both addressed, with two postmarks, on the reverse, to 'John Jackson Esqr. M.P. | New Broad Street | London'. Both are docketted by Jackson. ONE: Headed by accounts of payments by Sir William Forbes and Messrs Robert Stein & Co, totalling £4600 14s 3d, against the shares of Lord Keith and 'Miss Mercer Elphinstone'. In the letter Mercer explains that Stein's share is for 'his Rent to Lord Keith'. He continues: 'I have about £200 in hand of Miss Mercer Elptones, part of which will be paid away here, and there are Taxes to pay &c at Perth, several tenants have not yet paid only part of Rent which when paid will be applied to pay what is due, and what is over shall be remitted'. TWO: Referring to his 'letter from Meikelour and the Box with my Accots.', 'the Letter with the Lyoo Receipt', Peter Wighton, James Dow and 'Mrs. McNeil'. Accompanying the two letters are two covers, with franks of other letters from Mercer to Jackson, 1814 and 1815, one is addressed to 'Sir John Jackson Bart M.P.' and both docketted by him. Note: Sir William Forbes was an eminent banker and philanthropist who drew compliment from Walter Scott in notes to "Marmion".