How Did the Ladies Association of Philadelphia Shape New Forms
of Women's Activism during the American Revolution, 1780-1781?

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Abstract

Introduction

Document 1: Hannah Griffits, "The Female Patriots," 1768

Document 2: Boston Ladies' Boycott Agreement, 12 February 1770

Document 3: Contemporary Account of "Daughters of Liberty," May 1769

Document 4: Edenton Ladies Agreement, Letter from North Carolina, 27 October 1774

Document 5A: Political Engraving, 1775

Document 5B: Arthur Iredell to James Iredell, 31 January, 1775

Documents 6A: Esther Reed, "Sentiments of an American Woman"

Document 6B: "Ideas Relative to the Manner of Forwarding to the American Soldiers, the Presents of the American Women," 12 June 1780

Document 7: Esther DeBerdt to Joseph Reed, 18 March 1766

Document 8: Esther DeBerdt to Joseph Reed, 15 June 1769

Document 9: Mr. DeBerdt to the Select Men, at Boston, 2 January 1769

Document 10: Esther Reed to Dennis DeBerdt, 28 October 1775

Document 11: Joseph Reed to Dennis DeBerdt, 24 May 1778

Document 12: "A Letter From a Lady in Philadelphia to her Friend in this Place," 20 June 1780

Document 13: Marquis de Lafayette to Esther Reed, 25 June 1780

Document 14: Anna Rawle to Mrs. Shoemaker, 30 June 1780

Document 15: "Account of Donations Receiv'd by the Ladies in their Several Districts for the Soldiers of the American Army," June 1780

Document 16: Sarah Bache to Mrs. Gray, 1 July 1780

Document 17: Esther Reed to George Washington, 4 July 1780

Document 18: "From a Lady in Philadelphia to her Friend in this Place," 6 July 1780

Document 19: George Washington to Esther Reed, 14 July 1780

Document 20: Esther Reed to George Washington, 31 July 1780

Document 21: George Washington to Miss Mary Dagworthy, 6 August 1780

Document 22: George Washington to Esther Reed, 10 August 1780

Document 23: Sarah Bache to Benjamin Franklin, 9 September 1780

Document 24: Samuel Miles to Anthony Wayne, 31 January 1781

Document 25: Sarah Bache to her Father, 14 January 1781

Document 26: Esther Reed Obituary, 27 September 1780

Document 27: George Washington to Mrs. Francis Hillegas, 13 February 1781

Document 28: "The Attempt is Praise," 5 January 1781

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