Letter from Hannah Winthrop to Mercy Otis Warren, 27 September 1774
To order an image, navigate to the full
display and click "request this image"
on the blue toolbar.
This letter from Hannah Winthrop, in Cambridge, Mass., to Mercy Otis Warren, describes an increase in "Loads of english goods...the fortifying of Boston neck, [and] the huge canon now mounted there," which she fears are all signs of impending war with England. She also describes in great detail the lavish wedding of the Prince of Prussia to illustrate the "empty pagentry" of rapacious rulers.