Letter from Mercy Otis Warren to Hannah Winthrop (letterbook copy), [after 1 January 1774], "When I took up my pen, I determined to leave..."
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Letter from Mercy Otis Warren (1728–1814), in Plymouth, Mass., to Hannah Winthrop (baptized 1727-1790), 1774, in which she was "determined to leave the field of politicks to those whose proper busines it is to speculate and to act at this important crisis". However, as a mother and a wife, she was unable to do so. A stirring letter.