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Sophronia (pseudonym, fl. 1769-1770) to Catharine Macaulay

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01797.02 Author/Creator: Sophronia (pseudonym, fl. 1769-1770) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 December 1769 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 31 x 19 cm.

Describes the patriotic spirit of men and a few women in America. While lamenting the frivolousness of many women, she acknowledges the national fervor of others, particularly among the most religious women of New England. Refers to Dickenson, Oho, and other patriotic writers.

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