Mercy Otis Warren

Mercy Warren
Mercy Otis Warren (September 14, [September 25, New Style] 1728 – October 19, 1814) was a political writer and propagandist of the American Revolution.wikipedia
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James Warren (politician)

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She was married to James Warren, who was likewise heavily active in the independence movement.
He is also famous as the husband of Mercy Otis Warren and for his outspoken courage as an Anti-Federalist.

Charles Warren (U.S. author)

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It was not until her descendant, Charles Warren, found a reference to it in a 1787 letter to British historian, Catharine Macaulay, that Warren was accredited authorship.
Warren was born in Boston, Massachusetts, a great-great-grandson of Mercy Otis Warren and the son of lawyer Winslow Warren (collector of the Port of Boston) and Mary Lincoln Tinkham.

History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution

In 1805, she published one of the earliest histories of the American Revolution, a three-volume History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution, the first history of the American Revolution authored by a woman.
History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution is a book by Mercy Otis Warren.

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Observations was long thought to be the work of other writers, most notably Elbridge Gerry.
He frequently communicated with other Massachusetts opponents of British policy, including Samuel Adams, John Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, and others.

West Barnstable, Massachusetts

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The family lived in West Barnstable, Massachusetts.
His sister, Mercy Otis Warren, also born next to the Great Marshes, became a political activist, one of the first women writers in the country, and a historian of note.

James Otis Sr.

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Mercy Otis Warren was born on September 14, 1728 (old style), the third of thirteen children and first daughter of Colonel James Otis (1702–1778) and Mary Allyne Otis (1702–1774).Only six of her siblings survived to adulthood.
His sons James Otis Jr. and Samuel Allyne Otis also rose to prominence, as did his daughter Mercy Otis Warren.

American Revolution

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Mercy Otis Warren (September 14, [September 25, New Style] 1728 – October 19, 1814) was a political writer and propagandist of the American Revolution.
John Adams wrote to Mercy Otis Warren in 1776, agreeing with some classical Greek and Roman thinkers: "Public Virtue cannot exist without private, and public Virtue is the only Foundation of Republics."

James Otis Jr.

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James Otis attended Harvard College and became a noted patriot and lawyer.
His sister Mercy Otis Warren, his brother Joseph Otis, and his youngest brother Samuel Allyne Otis became leaders of the American Revolution, as did his nephew Harrison Gray Otis.

Catharine Macaulay

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It was not until her descendant, Charles Warren, found a reference to it in a 1787 letter to British historian, Catharine Macaulay, that Warren was accredited authorship.
Macaulay visited James Otis and his sister Mercy Otis Warren.

Edward Doty

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Mary Allyne was a descendant of Mayflower passenger Edward Doty.

List of Liberty ships (M–R)

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The SS Mercy Warren, a World War II Liberty ship launched in 1943, was named in her honor.

Thomas Hutchinson (governor)

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He was an outspoken opponent and leader against British rule and against the appointed colonial governor, Thomas Hutchinson.
His properties, like those of other exiled Loyalists, were seized and sold off by the state; his Milton home was eventually purchased by James and Mercy Otis Warren (the latter being the sister of his long-time enemy James Otis, Jr.)

Samuel Adams

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With the assistance of her friend Samuel Adams, these meetings laid the foundation for the Committees of Correspondence.
Singling out Hancock and Adams in this manner only added to their renown among Patriots and, according to Patriot historian Mercy Otis Warren, perhaps exaggerated the importance of the two men.

John Adams

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Warren formed a strong circle of friends with whom she regularly corresponded, including Abigail Adams, John Adams, Martha Washington and Hannah Winthrop, wife to John Winthrop.
The only major political incident involving Adams during the Jefferson years was a dispute with Mercy Otis Warren in 1806.

Anti-Federalism

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In 1788 she published Observations on the New Constitution, whose ratification she opposed as an Anti-Federalist.

Burial Hill

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She is buried at Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Boston Women's Heritage Trail

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She is remembered on the Boston Women's Heritage Trail.

National Women's Hall of Fame

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In 2002, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York.

Constitution of the United States

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During the debate over the United States Constitution in 1788, she issued a pamphlet, Observations on the new Constitution, and on the Federal and State Conventions written under the pseudonym "A Columbian Patriot", that opposed ratification of the document and advocated the inclusion of a Bill of Rights.

United States Bill of Rights

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During the debate over the United States Constitution in 1788, she issued a pamphlet, Observations on the new Constitution, and on the Federal and State Conventions written under the pseudonym "A Columbian Patriot", that opposed ratification of the document and advocated the inclusion of a Bill of Rights.

Mayflower

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Mary Allyne was a descendant of Mayflower passenger Edward Doty.

Barnstable County, Massachusetts

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James Otis, Sr., was a farmer, and attorney, who served as a judge for the Barnstable County Court of Common Pleas.

Massachusetts House of Representatives

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He won election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1745.

Harvard College

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James Otis attended Harvard College and became a noted patriot and lawyer.