906. New York Daily Advertiser, 21 July 1788

In investigating the causes which gave life to the happy form of government which we shall ere long be under, the historian will not forget the æra of the late insurrections in this commonwealth.—The outrages committed by our infatuated countrymen, on the one hand, pictures in striking colors the evils of anarchy—on the other, the firmness and decision of government in an eminent degree demonstrated the benefits resulting to a community from a prompt and energetic administration of public affairs. The insurrections, and the speedy quell of them, must be considered as the causes of bringing into existence, at a much earlier period than otherwise would have been, a government which has already been adopted by ten States.