Mercy WarrenMercy Warren
American Writer and Patriot
1728 – 1814 A.D.

Mercy Warren, an American Writer and patriot. She was the sister of James Otis, the orator, and was married to James Warren, who during the Revolution was Speaker of the House of Representatives.

She corresponded with the two Adamses [sic], Jefferson, and other distinguished patriots, who were accustomed to consult her on momentous occasions.

Her earliest publications were political satires in a dramatic form, and in 1790 she published a volume of poems and plays.

Her most important work, however, was a History of the American Revolution, prepared from notes taken during the war.


Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.

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