GLC 1800.1. The Gilder
WARREN (1728-1814). Autograph letter signed, dated Plimouth,
NE [New England], 29 December 1774, to Catharine Macaulay.
In this letter to Macaulay,
Warren described the impact that the closing of the port
of Boston and the passing of the Coercive Acts had on the
Massachusetts Bay Colony, her home. These actions by the
British Parliament, she wrote, "reduced the province
to a State of Nature."
Warren also noted that the
Continental Congress had held its first session and the
colonists were adhering to its resolutions. But despite
"the peculiar circumstances of the times," many
colonists remained loyal to their mother country.
[T]ho America stands
armed with resolution & virtue, she still recoils at
the thought of drawing the sword against the state from
whence she derived her origen [sic].