848. Manasseh Cutler to Henry Knox
Ipswich, 3 May 1788 (excerpt)1

… I am happy in being able to assure you that antifederalism is become very unpopular in this part of ye. State. Those who have been leaders are totally silent, or have changed sides. The common people are become almost unanimously in favour of ye. New Government, & are impatient to have it carried into effect. We have the prospect of a federal House this Year.—We are anxious to obtain authentic information of ye. prospects in N. York & Virginia. It is, generally, conceived here, to be the most problematical whether ye. Constitution will be adopted by N. York. …

1. RC, GLC 2437, The Henry Knox Papers. The Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.