GLC 1800.4. The Gilder
WARREN (1728-1814). Autograph letter signed, dated Plimouth
[Massachusetts], 20 September 1789, to Catharine Macaulay.
The first president of the
United States had been in office for only five months when
Warren wrote this letter to Macaulay. Warren was concerned
about the new nation's stability. She also worried that
the powerful Constitution and federal government would jeopardize
the liberties for which the patriots had struggled. "We
live in an age of revolution," she explained.
It is time we have a
government established & a Washington at its head. but
we are too poor for Monarchy, too wise for despotism, and
too dissipated selfish & extravagant for Republicanism....