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The Librarian's Mantra

"It is the duty of every good citizen to use all the opportunities which occur to him, for preserving documents relating to the history of our country." Thomas Jefferson

Fisher Ames (1758-1808)

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.


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