845. Fact
Maryland Journal, 25 April 1788

Mr. GODDARD, The Gentleman who asserted in the last Paper of Mr. Hayes, that the General Court of Massachusetts, in their Reply to Governor Hancock’s Address, disapproved the Conduct of both Conventions, must have been misinformed—for, the Subject alluded to, was not mentioned, or even hinted at, in the Answer:—And admitting, as some have taken the Liberty to suggest, that the Majority of the Lower House of Assembly in that Commonwealth, are attached to the Party of Shays, they have not so far degraded themselves, as to avow so alarming a Principle.—This, Sir, is FACT.

Baltimore, April 24, 1788.