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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04245 Author/Creator: Warren, Mercy Otis (1728-1814) Place Written: Plymouth, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 June 1789 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 23 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Would like to recommend Major Henry Warren (likely her son) for the position of Collector of Customs for Plymouth and Duxborough, and mentions that he had worked with General Benjamin Lincoln. Hopes Knox might be able to use his influence with President [George] Washington to help him receive an appointment. Also ruminates on the nature of the new presidency (referring to George Washington) and the new government in the United States. "But I can contemplate perhaps with equal pleasure beneath my own private roof the felicity this people may enjoy under the administration of a Man made by Heaven to conduct War & revolution with glory to his country..." Sends her best compliments to Mrs. Knox.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Warren, Mercy Otis, 1728-1814
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Warren, Henry, 1764-1828
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Woman AuthorWomen of the Founding EraWomen's HistoryOffice SeekerLetter of Introduction or RecommendationGovernment and CivicsTaxes or TaxationCommercePresidentLiterature and Language Arts

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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