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Collection Reference Number GLC01798
From Archive Folder Catharine Graham Macaulay papers 
Title Ezra Stiles to Catharine Macaulay regarding Britain and American independence
Date 15 April 1775
Author Stiles, Ezra (1727-1795)  
Recipient Graham, Catharine Macaulay  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Parliament's repressive laws have inflamed Americans; criticizes Britain for not sharing its triumph over France with its colonists. Convinced that the colonists are capable of governing themselves and that American legislatures should prepare for conflict, he suggests the current fomentation may result in "an entirely new Colony-Police" and upon such an alliance could arise a "Continental or Imperial Congress." Forecasts the future greatness of America.
Subjects Revolutionary War  French and Indian War  Global History and Civics  Women's History  Literature and Language Arts  Government and Civics  Law  France  Military History  Congress  Woman Author  
People Stiles, Ezra (1727-1795)  Graham, Catherine Macaulay (1731-1791)  
Place written Newport, Rhode Island
Theme French & Indian Wars; Foreign Affairs; Women in American History; Arts & Literature; Government & Politics; Law; Religion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Ezra Stiles, a future president of Yale College, was serving as pastor in Newport at the time he wrote this letter.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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