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Mercer's Home

John Mosby Hwy, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 38° 58' 33.4074", -77° 38' 34.26"
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Aldie was the home of Charles Fenton Mercer (born 1778, died 1858), liberal statesman. Mercer was a congressman (1817-1839) and a member of the Virginia constitutional convention of 1829-30, in which he advocated manhood suffrage. His attempt in 1817 to establish a free school system in Virginia nearly succeeded. He was a leading advocate of the colonization of free blacks in Liberia.

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