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Macaulay, Catharine (1731-1791) to Sophronia

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01797.01.02 Author/Creator: Macaulay, Catharine (1731-1791) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: circa 27 June 1769 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 36 x 18.5 cm.

Draft of letter commenting on Sophronia's sentiments of public liberty. She looks forward to future correspondence and publications from America relative to the present dispute.

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