. Patience Wright, a New Jersey Quaker, came to London in 1772, already skilled as a
wax modeller. Her London “repository” of busts and full figures was soon well patronized
by the king and queen, and the upper classes. During the American Revolution she had
worked as an American spy, in close contact with Benjamin Franklin. Notable American Women
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.