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Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Leffler, Richard; Schoenleber, Charles H. (ed.) / Commentaries on the Constitution, public and private. Volume 6: 10 May to 13 September 1788
18 (1995)

Index,   pp. 415-458 ff.


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INDEX
nificance of their loss in, 396. See also
Declaration of Independence; Great
Britain, relations with the U.S.; Loyal-
ists; Treaty of Peace
ANARCHY: Antifederalists favor, 17; Con-
stitution will protect against, 18, 29,
164, 172, 177, 214, 238, 252-53, 385,
386, 397; danger of under Articles of
Confederation, 150, 236, 273; should be
avoided in seeking amendments, 155;
destruction of Union will result in, 178;
Constitution should be adopted and
amended to avoid, 219; has dissipated,
308; fear of, 329; N.Y.'s amendments
would cause, 399. See also Political con-
ditions under the Confederation
ANNAPOLIS, MD., 165, 365
ANTIFEDERALISTs: agree to ratify Consti-
tution with proposed amendments, 3;
leadership of, 12, 21; as a term, 16, 257,
293, 373; continue opposition to Con-
stitution, 17, 334; want union under a
confederation of states, 20-21; do not
have local objections, 36, 37, 46, 306-
7; do not agree on amendments to Con-
stitution, 51, 157, 217, 218, 271, 380;
will be satisfied if amendments are ob-
tained through first federal Congress,
77; ought not to continue their oppo-
sition to Constitution, 155; expectation
that some people would oppose Consti-
tution, 176, 371; Mercy Warren and
Ann Gerry referred to as anti-federal la-
dies, 206; goals of in matter of amend-
ments, 217; one or two leaders of should
be elected to the first federal Congress,
260; spirituous liquors criticized as em-
blematic of, 267; agreement among on
amendments needed, 276; do not pro-
pose any unconstitutional actions to al-
ter Constitution, 294; call for a second
constitutional convention, 294; will try
to weaken government under Constitu-
tion, 331; in South use location of fed-
eral capital as an argument, 343; warmly
receive N.Y.'s Circular Letter, 343; from
South oppose New York City as capital,
344; may not want Washington as first
President, 354; danger posed by, 363
- acquiescence of to Constitution, 255,
284-85, 293, 377, 397; hope for, 406;
in Mass. 406; in N.H., 285, 293; in N.Y.,
405; in Pa., 393-94, 394n; in S.C., 167-
68, 171, 208n; in Va., 207-9n, 209n,
274, 286-88n, 293
-criticism of, 7-11, 206, 252, 259, 266;
are not true patriots, 7; self-interested
motives of some, 7; literature of, 7, 8,
10, 17, 133, 138-139; as oligarchic
party at state level, 17; favor anarchy
and confusion, 17; rage for objection of,
87-88; for inconsistency, 138; of party
spirit of, 138-39; as opponents of gen-
eral national government, 143; methods
of, 167; demagoguery of, 167, 370, 376;
as designing men, 321; as interested
state officeholders, 400, 401n
- described as: true federalists, 3; Shay-
sites, 10; wrongheads, 148; violent and
ignorant, 167; men of virtue, sense, and
property, 167; a few desperate incen-
diaries, 210; as supporters of a good
federal government, 257; as debtors,
260; as foreigners, 260; as Loyalists,
260, 378; as old friends of John Adams,
272; as hypocrites, 378
- literature of: criticism of, 7, 8, 10, 17,
133, 138-39; distribution of, 33, 54, 58;
is stifled, 51
- praise of, 3, 13, 20, 21, 46, 49, 52, 58,
59, 67n, 79, 399n; as supporters of gen-
uine federal republic, 3; as patrons of
liberty, 37, 58, 59; are not enemies of
their country, 46; as friends of mankind,
49; for drawing attention to need for
amendments, 257
-strength of, 15n, 58; declining, 10, 255,
260, 378; strong in N.Y., 16, 168, 189-
90; gain in Va., 189-90; backcountry
mostly is, 332; too numerous for Con-
gress under Constitution to coerce, 332;
few in number but have strong argu-
ments, 386
- in Conn., 10, 285
- in Ky., 148
-in Md., 10, 278, 279; praised, 13; pro-
pose amendments in Convention of, 19
- in Mass.: acquiesce with ratification, 10,
285, 406; defeated in legislative election,
196
-in N.H., 52, 53; acquiesce, 285, 293
-in N.Y., 54, 62n, 175, 277, 294-95;
strong in, 16, 168, 189-90; cooperation
of with those in Va., 32-68; have a ma-
jority in Convention of, 38, 47, 49, 70,
144, 152-53, 169, 171-72, 177, 183,
208, 211, 212n, 287, 293, 325, 393; in
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