Morris rejected the offer, and Hamilton didn't like Duer's work. James Madison, Hamilton's major collaborator, later President of the United States and "Father of the Constitution." He wrote 29 of the Federalist Papers, although Madison himself, and many others since then, asserted that he had written more.
Even still, Duer managed to publish three articles in defense of the Constitution under the name Philo-Publius, or "Friend of Publius." Hamilton chose "Publius" as the pseudonym under which the series would be written, in honor of the great Roman Publius Valerius Publicola. A known error in Hamilton's list is that he incorrectly ascribed No. 64, has provided some evidence for Madison's suggestion.
27: The Same Subject Continued: The Idea of Restraining the Legislative Authority in Regard to the Common Defense Considered Written by: Alexander Hamilton December 25, 1787 No.
28: The Same Subject Continued: The Idea of Restraining the Legislative Authority in Regard to the Common Defense Considered Written by: Alexander Hamilton December 26, 1787 No.
1 that the series would "endeavor to give a satisfactory answer to all the objections which shall have made their appearance, that may seem to have any claim to your attention." Alexander Hamilton was the force behind the project, and was responsible for recruiting James Madison and John Jay to write with him as Publius.
Two others were considered, Gouverneur Morris and William Duer.Once the Federal Convention sent the Constitution to the Confederation Congress in 1787, the document became the target of criticism from its opponents.Hamilton, a firm believer in the Constitution, wrote in Federalist No.5: The Same Subject Continued: Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence Written by: John Jay November 10, 1787 No.6: Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the States Written by: Alexander Hamilton November 14, 1787 No.Seventy-seven of the essays were published as a series in The At the time of publication, the authorship of the articles was a closely guarded secret.It wasn't until Hamilton's death in 1804 that a list crediting him as one of the authors became public.He would later serve as Chief Justice of the United States. It listed the powers of the government and left all that remained to the states and the people.Jay became ill after only contributed 4 essays, and was only able to write one more before the end of the project, which explains the large gap in time between them. Of course, this sentiment wasn't universal, and the United States not only got a Constitution, but a Bill of Rights too. 1: General Introduction Written by: Alexander Hamilton October 27, 1787 No.2: Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence Written by: John Jay October 31, 1787 No.25: The Same Subject Continued: The Powers Necessary to the Common Defense Further Considered Written by: Alexander Hamilton December 21, 1787 No.26: The Idea of Restraining the Legislative Authority in Regard to the Common Defense Considered Written by: Alexander Hamilton December 22, 1787 No.