914. Massachusetts Centinel, 2 August 1788

The perfect tranquility, and unparalleled acquiescence in the principles of the majority, discovered in the several States, which have adopted the Federal Constitution, since that event hath taken place, in each—furnishes a more just and happy eulogy on the citizens of the United States, and on the age we live in—than the most able hand could have penned.—It demonstrates how few were actuated by licentious motives in their opposition—and how many opposed it from motives of laudable jealousy, or a too tenacious opinion of former principles:—And will furnish the world with the first instance of the triumph of reason over jealousies, rooted prejudices, and dissimilarity of interests, in the alteration of a general government.