Part V. Letters of John DeWitt

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff


The most effective series of articles denying the need for a stronger central government came from an unidentified Massachusetts anti-federalist in a series of five articles that appeared in the Boston American Herald, under the pseudonym "John DeWitt", in honor of the the seventeenth century Dutch patriot who had defended the liberties of the people against an oppressive central government

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