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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Catharine Graham Macaulay papers
|Ezra Stiles to Catharine Macaulay regarding Britain and American independence
|15 April 1775
|Stiles, Ezra (1727-1795)
|Graham, Catharine Macaulay
|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.
|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
|Stiles, Ezra (1727-1795) Graham, Catherine Macaulay (1731-1791)
|Newport, Rhode Island
|French & Indian Wars; Foreign Affairs; Women in American History; Arts & Literature; Government & Politics; Law; Religion
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Ezra Stiles, a future president of Yale College, was serving as pastor in Newport at the time he wrote this letter.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859