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Comply with Congress


This political cartoon was engraved by Amos Doolittle and published in The Looking Glass for 1787 during the Connecticut constitutional ratification debate in 1787. In it, Federalist proponents of the Constitution are depicted proclaiming, “Comply with Congress” as Antifederalist opponents of the Constitution counter with, “Success to Shays” and “curses on to Foederal Govermt.”