756. Newport Herald, 21 February 1788

The objections made by Mr. Symmes, in the Convention of Massachusetts against the new Constitution, at an early period of debate, having been published by particular request in the NEWPORT MERCURY of the last week (unconnected with other debates) we are requested to inform the public, that that gentleman, previous to the question being taken, formally receded therefrom, and declared that the amendments proposed by the Governor, reported by the committee, obviated all his objections, and he accordingly voted for the Constitution.

For this speech, see first page of this day’s paper. [For the 22 January speech of William Symmes, Jr., of Andover, see RCS:Mass., 1307–11.]