Letter from Hannah Winthrop to Mercy Otis Warren, 27 September 1774
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Letter from Hannah Winthrop (baptized 1727-1790), in Cambridge, Mass., to Mercy Otis Warren (1728–1814), 27 September 1774, describing an increase in "Loads of english goods...the fortifying of Boston neck, [and] the huge canon now mounted there," which she fears are all preparations for war with England. She also describes in great detail the lavish wedding of the Prince of Prussia to illustrate the "empty pagentry" of rapacious rulers.