Definition of John Mercer
1. Noun. British maker of printed calico cloth who invented mercerizing (1791-1866).
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Literary usage of John Mercer
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1. The Negro in American History: Men and Women Eminent in the Evolution of the by John Wesley Cromwell (1914)
"... XXVI John Mercer LANGSTON John Mercer LANGSTON, slave and son of Captain Ralph Quarles, veteran of the Revolutionary War, and Lucy Langston, ..."
2. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1903)
"John Mercer and MARGARET MERCER. Constitutional law.—Obligation of contracts. In 1785, M. and wife executed a deed conveying certain lands of the wife to T. ..."
3. The Writings of George Washington: Being His Correspondence, Addresses by George Washington (1855)
"This you may see by the enclosed from Captain John Mercer, who, being out with a scouting party of one hundred men, has been ordered to search the ..."
4. Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1989 by Bruce A. Ragsdale, Joel D. Treese (1996)
"United States Representative Republican of Virginia Fifty-first Congress The only black representative from Virginia, John Mercer Längsten—attorney, ..."
5. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"Contemporary with him was there living one John Mercer, also a freebooter, but who managed his trade so badly ae to be called what he was. ..."