785. Massachusetts Centinel, 1 March 17881

BON MOT.

A gentleman speaking of the late debates, on mentioning Dr. L’s composition, read by Capt. S. observed, that it was a very MOVING one. Indeed? asked one of the company, who knew both the composer and reader—Yes, indeed, replied the gentleman, for I observed near an hundred of the Convention MOVE out, before he had half done reading it.

1. Reprinted: Providence Gazette, 8 March; Exeter, N.H., Freeman’s Oracle, 14 March; Philadelphia Federal Gazette, 27 March.