895. Hudson Weekly Gazette, 8 July 1788

By a gentleman from Berkshire, Massachusetts, we are informed that the opposers of the new constitution in Pittsfield, upon hearing of the adoption by New Hampshire, voluntarily relinquished their opposition and joined the federalists in celebrating the 4th of July.

Extract of a letter from a gentleman in Berkshire, dated June 28, 1788.

“Our antifederalists here have joined in a subscription for a public dinner on the 4th of July. Your antis, I hope, depend no more on us for support in their opposition. Never has any public matter gained ground faster upon the minds of our people than the new constitution, since it was debated in convention. I now promise myself PUBLIC TRANQUILLITY.”