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Collection Reference Number GLC01800.05
From Archive Folder Catharine Graham Macaulay papers 
Title Catharine Macaulay Graham to Mercy O. Warren comparing the revolutions in both France and America
Date April 1790
Author Graham, Catherine Macaulay (1731-1791)  
Recipient Warren, Mercy Otis  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Compares French and American revolutions; describes American government, America's future, and her expectation that wealth from commerce will inevitably hurt democracy and rob the people.
Subjects Women's History  Literature and Language Arts  Global History and Civics  Revolutionary War  French Revolution  Merchants and Trade  Commerce  Finance  Economics  Woman Author  
People Graham, Catherine Macaulay (1731-1791)  Warren, Mercy Otis (1728-1814)  
Place written Bracknell, Berkshire, England
Theme Women in American History; Arts & Literature; Foreign Affairs; Merchants & Commerce; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Catharine Macaulay was a historian and activist in England's radical political circles. She became a frequent correspondent of many colonists and often met with those who came to England. Macaulay shared the colonists' updates of revolutionary activities. She toured the United States with her second husband, William Graham, from 1784 to 1785, visiting Mercy and James Warren in Massachusetts. They also traveled as far south as Mount Vernon for a ten-day sojourn with George Washington, during which Macaulay examined his papers relating to the Revolution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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