973. Thomas B. Wait to George Thatcher
Portland, 14 March 1789 (excerpt)1

My dear dear Thatcher

… As a subject of Massachusetts I must remonstrate against your proceedings. Am I to be arraigned, found guilty, condemned &c. by a Court sitting in the City of Newyork?—without a hearing too, either by myself or my Attorney?—Should you here plead the Federal Constitution, it will but confirm me in my former antifederalism. …

1. RC, Wait Papers, MHi.