JAMES WARREN (September 28, 1726 – November 28, 1808) was the President of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress and Paymaster General of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He is also famous as the husband of Mercy Otis Warren and for his outspoken courage as an Anti-Federalist. Warren was born in Plymouth, MA, and descended from Mayflower passengers Richard Warren and Edward Doty. Warren graduated from Harvard in 1745 and in 1747 succeeded his father as sheriff of Plymouth County. Warren’s wife hosted political meetings in their home and also became known for her correspondence, including with Abigail Adams, John Adams and Catherine Macauley. With her husband’s support she published at least two political plays. Warren became an outspoken critic of the British government following the Stamp Act of 1765. Following the colony’s break from Britain in 1776, Warren was elected a member of the Provincial Congress. He was also a member of the Sons of Liberty. He fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill and after Dr. Joseph Warren died in the battle, he succeeded him as President of the Provincial Congress. Warren also served as Paymaster General of the Continental Army and on the Naval Board. He worked closely with George Washington throughout the war.
Offering his autographed cover page of “The Modern Part of an Universal History From The Earliest Account of Time.”
Expected toning. A fine signature from this Revolutionary War hero.
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