1803 · [Hartford?
The Clerk of this anti-Federalist Committee, Levi Ives, Junior, signs the Address in type at the end. Gaines also suggests Alexander Wolcott as the author who, however, is not numbered among the twenty named for "Republican Nomination for Council" at the bottom of page 16. Those twenty included Ephraim Kirby, Thomas Seymour, Rufus Hitchcock, Asa Spalding, and Samuel Whittelsey. The Committee denounces the "secret machinations" of the Federalists; and charges that, under the leadership of Alexander Hamilton, they have sought the "annihilation of the state governments," and preferred a dictatorship to a representative democracy.
Gaines 03-31. AI 4068 . (Inventory #: 30135)