Birth of the Nation: The First Federal Congress 1789-1791
The Compromise of 1790
Anti-excise cartoon by an unknown artist
Anti-excise cartoon by an unknown artist, 1792
(Courtesy of the Philadelphia History Museum)

The caption of this cartoon says in part:
The Distillers and Farmers pay all due deference and respect to Congress, will not refuse to contribute amply for support of Government But resolve not to be harrassed by the opprobrious character (in all free governments) Viz. an Exciseman.
On the left the poem begins: 
Just where he hung the people meet.
To see him swing was music sweet.
A Barrel of whiskey at his feet.
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