275. Southwick, Hampshire County, 10 December 1787

275-A. Fisher Ames to George R. Minot
New York, 9 July 1789 (excerpt)1

… “This new Constitution,” said one Abner Fowler, in 1787, “will destroy our liberties. We shall never have another mob in the world.”…

275-B. Fisher Ames to William Tudor
New York, 12 July 1789 (excerpt)1

… One Abner Fowler, it is said, in 1787, would have the town instruct their members against the constitution—for, he observed, it would destroy their liberties, they could never have another mob. …