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.
It creates the whole union into one government
declaration or bill of rights, or has certain express reservation of rights
is provided against corruption ... in
so small a number [of representatives]