The series of anti-federalist writing which most nearly paralleled and confronted The Federalist was a series of sixteen essays published in the New York Journal from October, 1787, through April, 1788, during the same period The Federalist was appearing in New York newspapers, under the pseudonym "Brutus", in honor of the Roman republican who was one of those who assassinated Julius Caesar, to prevent him from overthrowing the Roman Republic. The essays were widely reprinted and commented on throughout the American states. The author is thought by most scholars to have been Robert Yates, a New York judge, delegate to the Federal Convention, and political ally of anti-federalist New York Governor George Clinton. All of the essays were addressed to "the Citizens of the State of New York".
The letters did not have titles. The titles shown are the editor's.
|1||It creates the whole union into one government||1787||Oct||18|
|2||A declaration or bill of rights, or has certain express reservation of rights||1787||Nov||1|
|3||No security is provided against corruption ... in so small a number [of representatives]||1787||Nov||15|
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