949. A Federal Correspondent
Massachusetts Centinel, 29 October 1788


Walking in a ship-yard at the North-End, a few days since, I could not help remarking with pleasure on an extraordinary large, and noble drinking vessel, the words “Federal Can,” painted in capitals.—Though to superficial observers, this may seem a trifling circumstance, yet it certainly discovers the high idea our honest mechanicks entertain of the “good cause.” That this Can of their’s may never be empty of generous liquor, is the wish of A FEDERAL CORRESPONDENT.