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Ames, Fisher, 1758-1808 Orator and statesman; born in Dedham, Mass., April 9, 1758; was graduated at Harvard College in 1774; taught school until 1781; then began the practice of law: and soon displayed rare oratorical powers. He wrote political essays for Boston newspapers, over the signatures of Brutus and Camillus. In Congress from 1789 until 1797 he was always distinguished for his great business talent, exalted patriotism, and brilliant oratory. Ardently devoted to Washington, pers
h in Congress in favor of Jay's Treaty, on april 28, 1795, that an opposition member moved to postpone the decision of the question that they might not vote under the influence of a sensibility which their calm judgment might condemn.
He died in Dedham, July 4, 1808.
Speech on Jay's treaty.
The following are extracts from his speech made on April 28, 1796:
The treaty is bad, fatally bad, is the cry. It sacrifices the interest, the honor, the independence of the United States, and the