“We have been told of phantoms and ideal dangers to lead us into measures which will, in my opinion, be the ruin of our country. If the existence of those dangers cannot be proved, if there be no apprehension of wars, if there be no rumors of wars, it will place the subject in a different light, and plainly evince to the world that there cannot be any reason for adopting measures which we apprehend to be ruinous and destructive.”
– William Grayson, Anti-Federalist No. 2, “We have been told of Phantoms,” June 11, 1788; Elliot 3:274-79
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