"Brutus"

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.

  No Title Yr Mo Da
HTML Version Text Version 1  It creates the whole union into one government 1787 Oct 18
HTML Version Text Version 2  A declaration or bill of rights, or has certain express reservation of rights 1787 Nov 1
HTML Version Text Version 3  No security is provided against corruption ... in so small a number [of representatives] 1787 Nov 15
HTML Version Text Version 4   1787 Nov 29
HTML Version Text Version 5   1787 Dec 13
HTML Version Text Version 6   1787 Dec 27
HTML Version Text Version 7   1788 Jan 3
HTML Version Text Version 8   1788 Jan 10
HTML Version Text Version 9   1788 Jan 17
HTML Version Text Version 10   1788 Jan 24
HTML Version Text Version 11   1788 Jan 31
HTML Version Text Version 12   1788 Feb 7
14
HTML Version Text Version 13   1788 Feb 21
HTML Version Text Version 14   1788 Feb 28
Mar 6
HTML Version Text Version 15   1788 Mar 20
HTML Version Text Version 16   1788 Apr 10

Rendered into HTML by Jon Roland of the Constitution Society.


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