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Fisher Ames

(1758—1808)


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(1758–1808),

son of Nathaniel Ames (1708–64), an almanac editor, after graduation from Harvard was admitted to the bar (1781). His political essays in Boston newspapers and a powerful speech in the Massachusetts convention that ratified the Constitution made him the leading orator and pamphleteer of New England Federalism.

Subjects: Literature.


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