GLC 1800.05B. The Gilder
MACAULAY (1731-1791). Autograph draft signed, dated Binfield
[Berkshire], March 1791, to Mercy Warren.
Macaulay and Warren often
sent their publications to each other as gifts. With the
letter shown here, Macaulay sent Warren a copy of her Observations
on the Reflections of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke on the
Revolution in France. In that pamphlet, she praised
the French for taking action to create a better society
and system of government. Macaulay did not believe, as Burke
believed, that the revolution would degenerate into chaos
Observations was to be her final work.
Macaulay died three months after this letter to Warren was
written. In it, she continued to encourage Warren's study