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Jensen, Merrill; Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J. (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Pennsylvania
(1976)

B. The assembly election, 9 October 1787,   pp. 173-179


Page 179

B. ASSEMBLY ELECTION/9 OCT.
unwary sons of men. Satan-like, when he found his kingdom would
be curtailed by a Saviour, he even had the effrontery upon the mount
to endeavor to seduce our Lord Himself, by offering Him all the king-
doms of the world, if He would fall down and worship him. And
as these weak tools of party are of opinion that, through the effects
of the late glorious Constitution, when it shall begin to operate,
their adherents will no longer pay that homage to ignorance they
have hitherto done, but will join hand in hand with the ever memor-
able forty-four true-born sons of America, who are not affected with
that green eyed hell-born jealousy; that a WASHINGTON and his
colleagues, whose interest and political salvation are inseparable
from ours, would tender a constitution to their brethren fraught with
such evils as is by that diabolical junto set forth. Alas for it! our
government has no mode of punishing such miscreants."
1. The first paragraph was reprinted in the Philadelphische Correspondenz, 23
October and Lancaster Zeitung, 24 October. Outside Pennsylvania the Gazette's
account was reprinted, in whole or in part, fourteen times from Maine to Georgia
by 8 November.
2. It is unlikely that Antes ran for the Assembly. Under the state constitution
he was not eligible to sit in that body because he had been elected in each of
the four previous years (see also Mfm:Pa. 158).
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