Fisher Ames routed the aged firebrand Samuel Adams in the 1788 House election to the First Congress. He went on to serve eight years as a darling of the emerging Federalist Party until poor health forced his retirement. This popular print was based on a Gilbert Stuart portrait now in the National Portrait Gallery.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Fisher Ames,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2007/2007-290-001/ (April 10, 2021)
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