758. Montreal Gazette, 21 February 1788

Extract of a letter from a Gentleman in New-York,

to his friend in Montreal, dated February 1.

“Every idea of war in Europe has subsided; the Dutch are brought to a sense of their duty, and the French have broke their faith as usual.—The English, Prussians, and the Stadtholder, have shewn themselves superior in policy as well as in arms, and have silenced the late military preparations in a manner more effectual to promote a [more] lasting peace than the infamous [peace] of [17]83.—The United States of America have not adopted the New Constitution, nor do I think they will, as it labours in the State of Massachusetts, where more sound policy centers than in the other dozen.”