The Librarian's Mantra
FISHER AMES is best known as the one who drafted the final version of the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. He was a native of Massachusetts, a Federalist member of the U. S. Congress where he represented his state. Ames had an extensive correspondence with several distinguished Founding Fathers, including John Adams, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton.
- The Works of Fisher Ames, Complied by a Number of His Friends, to which are prefixed, Notices of His Life and Character (by John Thornton Kirkland, 1869)
- The Works of Fisher Ames (edited by his son Seth Ames), volume I and volume II