Friday, March 20, 2015

The Green Mountain Menace

The disturbances in Massachusetts bay [Shay's Rebellion -- MSK] have been considerable, and absolutely threaten the most serious consequences.  It is supposed the insurgents are encouraged by emissaries of a certain Nation & that Vermont is in the association.  How it will end God only knows, the present prospects are no doubt extremely alarming.
  --William Grayson to James Monroe, 22 November 1786.