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Mercy Otis Warren, whose home in Plymouth was a gathering place for the Sons of Liberty and other patriots, became America's first female playwright. She wrote several dramas satirizing the colonial government that foreshadowed the American Revolution, and served as a chronicler of the era. Mercy was a member of political and literary circles that included Abigail and Samuel Adams, Catherine Macaulay, George and Martha Washington, and Thomas Jefferson. She is the first woman to have written a history of the American revolution.
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