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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Catharine Graham Macaulay papers
|Catharine Macaulay to Mercy O. Warren regarding the American Revolution
|1 March 1791
|Graham, Catherine Macaulay (1731-1791)
|Warren, Mercy Otis
|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."
|Women's History Literature and Language Arts Global History and Civics French Revolution Government and Civics Revolutionary War Woman Author
|Graham, Catherine Macaulay (1731-1791) Warren, Mercy Otis (1728-1814) Burke, Edmund (1729-1797)
|Bracknell, Berkshire, England
|Women in American History; Arts & Literature; Foreign Affairs; Government & Politics
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|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.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859