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  • Mercy Otis Warren: Selected Letters
  • Mercy Otis Warren Edited by Jeffrey H. Richards and Sharon M. Harris
  • 2009
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  • Published by: University of Georgia Press
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This volume gathers more than one hundred letters-most of them previously unpublished-written by Mercy Otis Warren (1728-1814). Warren, whose works include a three-volume history of the American Revolution as well as plays and poems, was a major literary figure of her era and one of the most important American women writers of the eighteenth century. Her correspondents included Martha and George Washington, Abigail and John Adams, and Catharine Macaulay.

Until now, Warren's letters have been published sporadically, in small numbers, and mainly to help complete the collected correspondence of some of the famous men to whom she wrote. This volume addresses that imbalance by focusing on Warren's letters to her family members and other women. As they flesh out our view of Warren and correct some misconceptions about her, the letters offer a wealth of insights into eighteenth-century American culture, including social customs, women's concerns, political and economic conditions, medical issues, and attitudes on child rearing.

Letters Warren sent to other women who had lost family members (Warren herself lost three children) reveal her sympathies; letters to a favorite son, Winslow, show her sharing her ambitions with a child who resisted her advice. What readers of other Warren letters may have only sensed about her is now revealed more fully: she was a woman of considerable intellect, religious faith, compassion, literary intelligence, and acute sensitivity to the historical moment of even everyday events in the new American republic.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Editorial Note
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  1. Letters
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  1. 1. To James Otis Jr., [c. September 10, 1769]
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  1. 2. To James Warren, April 22, 1772
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  1. 3. To James Warren Jr., [September? 1772]
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  1. 4. To Hannah Fayerwether Tolman Winthrop, February 1773
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  1. 5. To Hannah Fayerwether Tolman Winthrop, April 1773
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  1. 6. To Catharine Sawbridge Macaulay, June 9, 1773
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  1. 7. To James Warren Jr., [c. July] 1773
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  1. 8. To Sarah Walter Hesilrige, [c. December 1773 or March 1774]
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  1. 9. To Hannah Fayerwether Tolman Winthrop, January 31, 1774
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  1. 10. To Hannah Fayerwether Tolman Winthrop, 1774
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  1. 11. To Hannah Quincy Lincoln, June 12, 1774
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  1. 12. To Hannah Fayerwether Tolman Winthrop, August 1774
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  1. 13. To Hannah Quincy Lincoln, September 3, 1774
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  1. 14. To Catharine Sawbridge Macaulay, December 29, 1774
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  1. 15. To Abigail Smith Adams, December 29, 1774
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  1. 16. To John Adams, January 30, 1775
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  1. 17. To Sarah Brown Bowen, April 1775
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  1. 18. To Harriet Shirley Temple, June 2, 1775
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  1. 19. To James Warren, June 15, 1775
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  1. 20. To Ellen Hobart Lothrop, [July?] 1775
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  1. 21. To Harriet Shirley Temple, July 30, 1775
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  1. 22. To Catharine Sawbridge Macaulay, August 24, 1775
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  1. 23. To John Thomas, January 10, 1776
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  1. 24. To James Warren, January [20], 1776
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  1. 25. To Janet Livingston Montgomery, January 20, 1776
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  1. 26. To James Warren, February 11, 1776
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  1. 27. To John Adams, March [10], 1776
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  1. 28. To Dorothy Quincy Hancock, [c. April] 1776
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  1. 29. To James Warren Jr., June 1776
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  1. 30. To James Warren, [September] 15, [1776]
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  1. 31. To James Warren, November 24, 1776
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  1. 32. To James Warren, December 26, [1776]
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  1. 33. To Catharine Sawbridge Macaulay, February 1, 177[7]
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  1. 34. To Catharine Sawbridge Macaulay, February 15, 1777, part 1
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  1. 35. To Catharine Sawbridge Macaulay, February 15, 1777, part 2
  2. p. 92
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  1. 36. To James Warren, [June 14, 1777]
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  1. 37. To Janet Livingston Montgomery, November 25, 1777
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  1. 38. To James Warren, [December 30, 1777]
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  1. 39. To James Warren, March 10, 1778
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  1. 40. To James Warren, June 2, 1778
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  1. 41. To John Adams, December 16, 1778
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  1. 42. To Abigail Smith Adams, March 14, 1779
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  1. 43. To Janet Livingston Montgomery, March 18, 1779
  2. pp. 109-112
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  1. 44. To Hannah Fayerwether Tolman Winthrop, May 24, 1779
  2. pp. 113-115
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  1. 45. To John Adams, July 29, 1779
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  1. 46. To Winslow Warren, December 4, 1779
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  1. 47. To Winslow Warren, December 1779
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  1. 48. To James Warren, [January 1780?]
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  1. 49. To Janet Livingston Montgomery, January 5, 1780
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  1. 50. To James Warren, March 12, 1780
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  1. 51. To Winslow Warren, March 25, 1780
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  1. 52. To John Adams, May 8, 1780
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  1. 53. To John Sloss Hobart, June 9, 1780
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  1. 54. To Janet Livingston Montgomery, June 178[0]
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  1. 55. To Winslow Warren, August 20, 1780
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  1. 56. To Winslow Warren, November 7, 1780
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  1. 57. To Catherine Livingston, [November 23, 1780]
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  1. 58. To Winslow Warren, December 16, 1780
  2. pp. 146-149
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  1. 59. To Winslow Warren, January 18, 1781
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  1. 60. To Winslow Warren, September 28, 1781
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  1. 61. To Winslow Warren, March 24, 1782
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  1. 62. To Catherine Livingston, July 5, 1782
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  1. 63. To Janet Livingston Montgomery, October 1782
  2. pp. 159-161
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  1. 64. To Winslow Warren, November 24, 1782
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  1. 65. To John Adams, December 18, 1782
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  1. 66. To John Adams, [May?] 1783
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  1. 67. To Winslow Warren, May 4, 1783
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  1. 68. To Winslow Warren, May 19, 1783
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  1. 69. To Elizabeth Otis Brown, June 15, 1783
  2. pp. 171-174
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  1. 70. To Abigail Smith Adams, April 24, 1784
  2. pp. 174-180
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  1. 71. To Sarah Sever, May 2, 1784
  2. pp. 180-182
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  1. 72. To Winslow Warren, August 16, 1784
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  1. 73. To Winslow Warren, August 22, 1784
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  1. 74. To Winslow Warren, August 28, 1784
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  1. 75. To Winslow Warren, November 11, 1784
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  1. 76. To Winslow Warren, January 4, 1785
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  1. 77. To Martha Ball Custis Washington, April 1785
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  1. 78. To Janet Livingston Montgomery, April 1785
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  1. 79. To John Adams, September 1785
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  1. 80. To James Warren Jr., [January] 178[6]
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  1. 81. To Elbridge Gerry, February 19, 1786
  2. pp. 206-208
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  1. 82. To Catharine Sawbridge Macaulay Graham, [September?] 1786
  2. pp. 208-209
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  1. 83. To John Adams, December 1786
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  1. 84. To Dorothy Quincy Hancock, [February?] 17[87]
  2. pp. 213-215
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  1. 85. To Catharine Sawbridge Macaulay Graham, December 18, 1787
  2. pp. 215-218
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  1. 86. To John Adams, May 8, 1789
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  1. 87. To Catharine Sawbridge Macaulay Graham, July 1789
  2. pp. 221-223
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  1. 88. To James Warren, March 29, 1790
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  1. 89. To George Washington, May 18, 1790
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  1. 90. To Winslow Warren, April 25, 1791
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  1. 91. To Winslow Warren, May 22, 1791
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  1. 92. To Catharine Sawbridge Macaulay Graham, May 31, 1791
  2. pp. 230-233
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  1. 93. To James Warren Jr., [December] 28, 1791
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  1. 94. To Janet Livingston Montgomery, April 1792
  2. pp. 234-236
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  1. 95. To Henry Warren, February 10, 1793
  2. pp. 236-237
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  1. 96. To Elizabeth Otis Brown, April 28, 1793
  2. pp. 238-239
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  1. 97. To Sarah Gray Cary, June 24, 1793
  2. pp. 239-240
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  1. 98. To Robert Treat Paine, [October 1794?]
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  1. 99. To James Warren Jr., May 14, 1796
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  1. 100. To Sarah Gray Cary, June 8, 1799
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  1. 101. To Sarah Gray Cary, August 18, 1799
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  1. 102. To Sarah Gray Cary, August 23, 1800
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  1. 103. To Sarah Gray Cary, February 7, 1802
  2. pp. 250-251
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  1. 104. To a Very Young Lady, [Early 1800s?]
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  1. 105. To Margaret Cary, January 1, 1814
  2. pp. 253-256
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  1. 106. To Mary Gray Otis, May 24, 1814
  2. pp. 256-257
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780820336732
Related ISBN(s)
9780820326801
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OCLC
593295511
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2012-06-26
Language
English
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No
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