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Amendments to the Constitution

Pacificus to James Madison
"Pacificus" to James Madison
(New York Daily Advertiser, August 17, 1789--
Courtesy of the Library of Congress)

Transcript of "Pacificus"

This lengthy attack on Madison aptly expressed the shock many Federalists felt when their leader so enthusiastically supported amendments. "Pacificus" has been identified as Noah Webster, author of the first American dictionary.

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