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Warren, Mercy Otis (1728-1814) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03085 Author/Creator: Warren, Mercy Otis (1728-1814) Place Written: Milton, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 January 1785 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 23.7 x 19.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Warren, who was a neighbor of Knox when he lived in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Apologizes for not returning several books she borrowed from Knox (the "Life of Sobieski" and Adam Ferguson's "Roman Republic"). Expresses sentiments of friendship, noting that her family misses having the Knox's as their neighbors. Signed in text by Warren.

Background Information: Warren was a noted writer, historian, and political thinker. At the time this letter was written, she and her husband lived in Milton, in the former home of Thomas Hutchinson.

People: Warren, Mercy Otis, 1728-1814
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Women's HistoryLibraryClassical World and Ancient CivilizationLiterature and Language ArtsFriendshipRevolutionary War General

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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