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June 18, 1775, from James
Warren in Watertown, Massachusetts, to his wife
Mercy Otis Warren.
James Warren of Plymouth, a member of the Massachusetts General
Court, married Mercy Otis of Barnstable in 1754. James, his
wife Mercy, and her brother James Otis all were outspoken
opponents of British rule. Mercy wrote a number of propagandistic
plays and poetry in the Patriot cause; after the war, she
published an early history of the Revolution.
letter, James Warren recounts the "extraordinary nature of
the events" leading up to and following the Battle of Bunker
Hill. He also compares the death of Joseph Warren to the fate
that General James Wolfe suffered during the Siege of Quebec
in 1759a comparison later captured in John Trumbull's
Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill.
James Warren succeeded Joseph
Warren as president of the Massachusetts Provisional