741. A Federalist
Newport Mercury, 18 February 1788

Mr. BARBER, I observed, in your last paper, a speech taken from the debates in the late Massachusetts Convention, delivered by a Mr. Symmes, against the New Constitution (who it seems, notwithstanding, voted for its adoption on the final decision of the question) which speech, you say, was selected, at the request, and to oblige several of your readers.—You have herewith enclosed a Boston paper containing the speech of the Hon. Mr. BOWDOIN, late Governor of that State, and are requested to re-publish it in your next paper, by doing which, you will, perhaps, oblige some other of your readers, as well as your humble servant.

February 14, 1788.1