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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04140 Author/Creator: Warren, Mercy Otis (1728-1814) Place Written: Plymouth, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 March 1789 Pagination: 3 p. : address ; docket ; 22.6 x 18.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses a recent letter from Knox and mentions political events surrounding the "Great Court" which are "too delicate for a lady to touch upon." Reflects upon the new government, which has "long been the wish of every good man & woman in America though they may have varied in opinion relative to some particular points." Rather than discussing the government, she wishes to enquire as to the health of Mrs. Knox and family, and ask Knox to forward the enclosed letter to her friend Mrs. Montgomery. Suggests the Knoxes come for a visit, and discusses her desire to travel to New York. Docketed by Knox.

People: Warren, Mercy Otis, 1728-1814
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824
Warren, James, 1726-1808
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary War GeneralWoman AuthorWomen of the Founding EraWomen's HistoryGovernment and CivicsPoliticsElectionUS ConstitutionHealth and MedicalTravel

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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