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This small gambrel-roof house was built by James Mercer, a lawyer and active citizen in Revolutionary-era Fredericksburg.
James Mercer was one of Virginia's delegates to the Continental Congress in 1779. After the Revolutionary War, he became the first president of the Fredericksburg Academy, a school authoriaed to take over the resources of the gun factory operating during the Revolution. He ended his career serving on the Virginia Court of Appeals.
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