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. When Warren, 21-year-old son of James and Mercy (Otis) Warren, was about to embark
in the brigantine Pallas
, scheduled to sail from Boston on 20 May, his mother wrote
offering her the opportunity of sending letters by him to
(Mercy Warren to
, 8 May 1781 [i.e. 1780]
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embraced the chance, but the letters were doubtless lost when Warren was captured;
see the following note.