Essays on the Constitution of the United States
The Massachusetts Gazette, (Number 383)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1787.
For the Massachusetts Gazette.
It was the saying of an eminent legislator, that if we had angels to govern us, we should quarrel with them. The conduct of some among us has repeatedly evinced, beyond a doubt, that this would actually be the case; we have proof of this in a more particular manner in the opposition now made by some (but I sincerely hope the number is few) to the form of government agreed upon by the late federal Convention. I firmly believe, if a form of government was proposed to some of the inhabitants of the U