Mercy Otis Warren Quotes

One Representative to thirty thousand inhabitants is a very inadequate representation…

Originally it was published in Boston under the name “A Columbian Patriot.” Today the average number of constituents of a member of the House is several times that which she and others thought already way to large.

Mercy Otis Warren, 1748-1814, American Revolutionary Political Writer, Observations on the new Constitution, and on the Federal and State Conventions, 1788

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Mercy Otis Warren
Mercy Otis Warren
  • Born: September 14, 1728
  • Died: October 19, 1814
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Playwright

Mercy Otis Warren was a political writer and propagandist of the American Revolution. During the years before the American Revolution, Warren published poems and plays that attacked royal authority in Massachusetts and urged colonists to resist British infringements on colonial rights and liberties. She was married to James Warren, who was likewise heavily active in the independence movement.

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