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date: 28 January 2020

Warren, Mercy Otislocked

(25 September 1728–19 October 1814)
  • Jonathan Elmer

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Warren, Mercy Otis (25 September 1728–19 October 1814), poet and historian of the American Revolution, was born in Barnstable, Massachusetts, the daughter of Colonel James Otis, a farmer and militia officer, and Mary Allyne. Although she received no formal education, Warren was allowed to participate in some of the lessons in history and literature given to her brother, ...

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