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Warren, Mercy Otis (1728-1814) to Ellen Lothrop

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01189.01 Author/Creator: Warren, Mercy Otis (1728-1814) Place Written: Watertown, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 October [1775] Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 22.8 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Warren, the well known Revolutionary and post-Revolutionary writer, to her friend Lothrop. Says she will leave politics for others to discuss and that she only has warm feelings for the circle of friends in Fairfield (where Lothrop is). Fears she will spend a very lonely winter, but would not want her husband back if would hurt the American cause. Year inferred from contents. Mrs. Warren is confident she will avoid bloodshed in her area and expects Providential intervention "to save the injured distressed Americans." Says the bearer of this letter will relate the news that the people are in good spirits and put their hope in the Continental Congress. Updates her on mutual friends. Says her husband is in the legislature and fears he is working so hard it will affect his health. Small square cut out where the seal used to be. In same folder is an earlier letter to Warren from Lothrop (now GLC01189.01).


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Women's HistoryRevolutionary WarMarriageReligionContinental CongressCongressHealth and MedicalGovernment and Civics

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