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Our Friends find a Change necessary in the Constitution, & as I endeavoured formerly to shew have created this political Wolf & presented it in Sheeps Cloathing & to recommend the harmless Creature they have christned it with the venerable Name of Cincinnatus. - Elbridge Gerry
A Chronology of Fear
WHEN THEY FOUNDED the Society of the Cincinnati in the early summer of 1783, the Continental Army officers did not anticipate the storm of outrage it would generate. In the first few months of its existence, knowledge about, let alone criticism of the Cincinnati was not widespread. There were, however, a few critical voices within the officer corps. Two Massachusetts generals, William Heath and Timothy Pickering, had misgivings about the institution.2 Heath, despite having been one of the organizers, was skeptical of the institutional framework and its resemblance to a knightly order, fearing that such an organization would be unpopular. Henry Knox commented on Heath's misgivings: "With a sagacity peculiar to himself, he thinks through the mist he sees spirits and hobgoblins of hideous forms and no popularity." Our Friends find a Change necessary in the Constitution, & as I endeavoured formerly to shew have created this political Wolf & presented it in Sheeps Cloathing & to recommend the harmless Creature they have christned it with the venerable Name of
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