Anti-Federalist Papers: Centinel #1 - Constitution Society
In total, the Federalist Papers consist of 85 essays outlining how this new government would operate and why this type of government was the best choice for the United States of America. All of the essays were signed "PUBLIUS" and the actual authors of some are under dispute, but the general consensus is that Alexander Hamilton wrote , James Madison wrote , and John Jay contributed the remaining .
The Federalist #84 - Constitution Society
Business, legal, and personal papers of these families which contain some items pertaining to the Revolutionary era. There are legal papers written and/or signed by John Marshall, and legal and business papers of John and Ralph Wormeley and the Fairfax and Lee families. Also there are several letters from William Grayson of Dumfries which were written while he attended the Confederation Congress and concern the management of his affairs back home. Finally, there is a certificate stating that Peter Rust was a militiaman who was wounded during the war. (McGregor Library #1106)
This extensive collection contains a variety of personal and business papers relating to the Cocke and Cabell families, chiefly from "Bremo Recess," Fluvanna County. Revolutionary war materials include autograph letters and other items which reflect various military and political aspects of the era. Several letters to George Clinton, 1777-1780, relate to the war in New York and discuss problems with the raising of sufficient numbers of troops and supplies, the lack of adequate officer quarters, the difficulty in procuring medical supplies, frontier defense, and a Loyalist uprising in Ulster and Albany Counties. Papers relating to the Cabell family include a copy of an Amherst County certification of the military service of Colonel Nicholas Cabell of Amherst County which mention the possibility of leaving England for America and complains of economic burdens imposed on him by the "late war." Other items of interest include a letter from Nathaniel Greene to Colonel Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee, January 12, 1781, emphasizing the importance of success in the Georgetown campaign, an exchange of correspondence between Arthur Lee and Benjamin Franklin while they were commissioners in France, and a letter from William Lee to his brother, Richard Henry Lee, April 13, 1781, seeking his brother's interposition with Congress to help obtain reimbursement for his services earlier in the war; he also discusses military setbacks to Great Britain in the East Indies, Benjamin Franklin's ownership of a ship which carried supplies from France to America, and a recent loan obtained by John Adams from Holland. (#9513 & 9513-c)