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 Ratification of the Constitution Indexes | Index to Volumes 4–7: Ratification of the Constitution by the States: Massachusetts | A |  Antifederalists

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Jeremy Belknap to Ebenezer Hazard, Boston, 13 January [Ratification by the States 7:1528 n.]+

Rufus King to James Madison, Boston, 20 January [Ratification by the States 7:1540]+

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– John Quincy Adams says he was [1 reference]

– admit to need of a firm, energetic government [2 references]

– advocate open discussion of Constitution [5 references]

– allegorical essay refers to [1 reference]

– anxiously await Mass. convention result [1 reference]

– appeal of to tradesmen and mechanics [3 references]

– argue that the proposed Mass. amendments will never be adopted [1 reference]

– arguments of apply to any government [1 reference]

– will be ashamed on Bunker Hill day [1 reference]

– asked whether they would prefer no amendments [1 reference]

– in Biddeford react to Mass. ratification with “Silence” [1 reference]

– in Boston [1 reference]

– intimidated in Boston [2 references]

– newspaper article on in Boston [1 reference]

– Boston should send at least one Antifederalist to state convention [1 reference]

– in Brookfield silent after state Convention [1 reference]

– called Federal Patriots [2 references]

– charge that Gerry consulted before writing his objections [1 reference]

– clamor for an end to public debate on Constitution [1 reference]

– come forth less promptly than Federalists [1 reference]

– compared with Federalists [1 reference]

– condemnation of name-calling against [1 reference]

– confidence of diminished [1 reference]

– critical of pillars metaphor [1 reference]

– critical of procession [1 reference]

– criticize Washington and Franklin [3 references]

– danger from [1 reference]

– defection of any state from Constitution should spur others on [1 reference]

– defend Gerry’s actions in Mass. Convention [1 reference]

– defense of [25 references]

– denial that press has been closed to [3 references]

– denial that they are placemen and pensioners [1 reference]

– denial that they are truly federal [1 reference]

– described as republican and honest [1 reference]

– described as yeomanry supported by men of abilities and integrity [1 reference]

– divided into several classes [1 reference]

– do not come up with an alternative to the Constitution [11 references]

– duped into believing liberties are in danger [1 reference]

– equated with Whigs of American Revolution [1 reference]

– fear arbitrary power is so strong they will not give sufficient powers [1 reference]

– Federalists answer objections of [1 reference]

– few of [1 reference]

– Gerry has great influence among in Mass. [1 reference]

– consider Gerry as their candidate for governor in spring 1788 [1 reference]

– Gerry’s letter encourages in Mass. [1 reference]

– gloatingly show that Hancock’s amendments prove Constitution is defective [1 reference]

– great success in opposition to Constitution [1 reference]

– grounds for opposition to Constitution given (by recently converted Nathaniel Barrell) [1 reference]

– in Hampshire County [1 reference]

– Hancock and Adams were opponents of Constitution [1 reference]

– and Hancock speech to legislature [4 references]

– have right to present their concerns over Constitution to the public [1 reference]

– have some sensible objections to Constitution [1 reference]

– hope that they would not have a protest against ratification [1 reference]

– hoped for defeat of Constitution in Mass. [1 reference]

– ignorant and misled can be convinced of the general good of the Constitution [1 reference]

– in Ipswich town meeting [1 reference]

– look back fondly to pre-Revolution days [1 reference]

– losing ground [5 references]

– mail of interfered with [2 references]

– many in Maine support Constitution after ratification [1 reference]

– in Maine [1 reference]

– in Mass. [4 references]

– in Mass. General Court [3 references]

– in Mass. House of Representatives [3 references]

– Convention delegates from country are [1 reference]

– should not be elected to Mass. Convention [1 reference]

– continue opposition to Constitution after ratification [3 references]

– did not trust members of Mass. Convention [1 reference]

– major letter writers in Mass. [1 reference]

– Mass. rejection will invigorate [1 reference]

– middling and common people in Mass. are [5 references]

– more scarce than tories [1 reference]

– of Mass. Convention said to behave magnanimously on return home [1 reference]

– oppose any strengthening of Confederation Congress [1 reference]

– opposition to [1 reference]

– ought to be treated well and allowed to express opinions [2 references]

– patriotism will oppose [1 reference]

– objection to bell ringing in Phila. satirized [1 reference]

– picture danger from rulers because they would violate public trust themselves [1 reference]

– in Plymouth County [1 reference]

– prediction that opposition will arise to Constitution [1 reference]

– prediction that they will achieve lasting fame [1 reference]

– propose alternative plan (text of) [1 reference]

– report that powerful leaders of other states have changed their minds [1 reference]

– Sandwich electors are in majority [1 reference]

– a satirical dialogue between an Antifederalist and a Federalist [1 reference]

– satirical dialogue between two [1 reference]

– secretiveness of [1 reference]

– should acquiesce after ratification and they will not be harmed [1 reference]

– should have opportunity to speak out against Constitution [1 reference]

– should not let pride stop them from supporting Constitution [1 reference]

– similarities of objections to Constitution throughout America [1 reference]

– some say Constitution is too popular [1 reference]

– in Springfield or Salem [1 reference]

– stirring passions against Constitution [1 reference]

– strength of [20 references]

– strength of in Mass. General Court said to be [2 references]

– want tender acts [12 references]

– use of term of “Antifederalist” [8 references]

– those who favor amending Constitution equated with friends of honest measures [1 reference]

– told to be wary they will doom themselves to be excluded from governmental appointment [1 reference]

– as “true Federalists” will work for amendments to Constitution by new government [1 reference]

– try to keep out of sight [1 reference]

– use of ancient history [1 reference]

– will adopt Mass. plan of amendments but carry them further [1 reference]

– will be condemned if they cause Constitution to be rejected [2 references]

– will be numerous and violent in the western counties of Mass. [1 reference]

– will destroy Union [2 references]

– will not carry the day in Mass. Convention [1 reference]

– will rise against Constitution [1 reference]

– responses of to James Wilson’s 6 October speech [1 reference]

– in Worcester [2 references]

– worried Mass. Convention will ratify [1 reference]

– in town of York [1 reference]

– in York County [1 reference]

– acquiescence of in ratification of Constitution by Mass. [44 references + 2 subentries]

– criticism of [10 references + 85 subentries]

– literature of [17 subentries]

– in Massachusetts Convention [1 reference + 52 subentries]

– by state [6 subentries]

– in New York [1 reference + 9 subentries]

– in Pennsylvania [10 subentries]

See Also

See also Adams, Samuel (Boston-Y)

See also Federalists

See also Officeholders, state

See also Post office, U.S.

See also Pseudonyms

See also Warren, James (Milton)