740. Boston Gazette, 18 February 1788

On a full and candid discussion of the numerous objections which have been made from one end of the continent to the other against the proposed form of national government, a Correspondent is decided in the opinion, that three arguments only (among the infinite number which might be used) to favour thereof are more than a counter balance.—1st. The absolute necessity of a federal government, from the deranged state of publick affairs;—2d. the inefficiency of the old articles of confederation; & 3d, the mere certainty of ever establishing a more complete system to answer the intended purpose of its formation.