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Collection Reference Number GLC01800.06
From Archive Folder Catharine Graham Macaulay papers 
Title Catharine Macaulay to Mercy O. Warren regarding the American Revolution
Date 1 March 1791
Author Graham, Catherine Macaulay (1731-1791)  
Recipient Warren, Mercy Otis  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Expresses thanks for her book (which she hasn't yet seen), Macaulay's comments on Burke's Reflections on the French Revolution: "it is a vehement and virulent attack on the French constitution and Legislature for I must tell you that we in general look with a very malignant eye on the progress which our enlightened neighbors are making towards political perfection the [sic] Government because it will oblige them to keep within some bounds of moderation towards their own subjects[.]" Macaulay adds: "I look with impatience for yr history of the American Revolution because I expect it will be the most authentic account of that grand event with sagacious reflection on the subject of genuine liberty."
Subjects Women's History  Literature and Language Arts  Global History and Civics  French Revolution  Government and Civics  Revolutionary War  Woman Author  
People Graham, Catherine Macaulay (1731-1791)  Warren, Mercy Otis (1728-1814)  Burke, Edmund (1729-1797)  
Place written Bracknell, Berkshire, England
Theme Women in American History; Arts & Literature; Foreign Affairs; Government & Politics
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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