FEDERALIST No. 15: The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union

We are on the eve of a very important election.  Much has been said about the Constitution and what is Constitutional so let’s take a few weeks and look at the foundational letters written by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay arguing for the creation of the US Constitution.  The comment tab is open.  Please share your …

Antifederalist No. 14 — Extent of Territory Under Consolidated Government Too Large to Preserve Liberty or Protect Property

George Clinton, Governor of New York, was an adversary of the Constitution. He composed several letters under the nome de plume “Cato.” This essay is from the third letter of “Cato,” The New-York Journal of October 25, 1787. . . . The recital, or premises on which the new form of government is erected, declares …

FEDERALIST No. 14: Objections to the Proposed Constitution From Extent of Territory Answered

We are on the eve of a very important election.  Much has been said about the Constitution and what is Constitutional so let’s take a few weeks and look at the foundational letters written by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay arguing for the creation of the US Constitution.  The comment tab is open.  Please share your …

Historical Tidbits

When reenacting or acting as a historical interpreter, its good to have a few historical dates and stories to share. This series will publish a few. October 13, 1775 — The acquisition of a fleet of ships that would become the United States Navy was authorized by an act of the Second Continental Congress. The …

Antifederalist No. 13 — The Expense of The New Government

Part 1: From The Freeman’s Oracle and New Hampshire Advertiser, January 11, 1788, by “A FARMER.”Part 2: An unsigned essay from The Connecticut Journal, October 17, 1787. . . . . Great complaint has been made, that Congress [under the Articles] has been too liberal in their grants of salaries to individuals, and I think …

FEDERALIST No. 13: Advantage of the Union in Respect to Economy in Government

We are on the eve of a very important election.  Much has been said about the Constitution and what is Constitutional so let’s take a few weeks and look at the foundational letters written by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay arguing for the creation of the US Constitution.  The comment tab is open.  Please share your …

UPCOMING EVENT

Washington’s Crossing Autumn Market and EncampmentWashington’s Crossing Historic Park October 16, 2021 12:00pm – 4:00 pm At the Autumn Market & Encampment at Washington’s Crossing Historical Park, colonial townspeople will gather at the marketplace in the Historic Village and sell their wares, soldiers will drill 18th-century military tactics, the park’s fife and drum corps will perform, and …

Antifederalist No. 12 — How Will The New Government Raise Money?

“Cincinnatus” is an Antifederalist writer. In this essay, from an Address to a Meeting of the Citizens of Philadelphia, the writer responds to James Wilson’s statements about Congress’ powers to tax under the Constitution. It appeared in the November 29 and December 6, 1787, New-York Journal, as reprinted from a Philadelphia newspaper. On the subject …

Federalist #12: The Utility of the Union In Respect to Revenue

We are on the eve of a very important election.  Much has been said about the Constitution and what is Constitutional so let’s take a few weeks and look at the foundational letters written by Madison, Hamilton, and Jay arguing for the creation of the US Constitution.  The comment tab is open.  Please share your …

Historical Tidbits

When reenacting or acting as a historical interpreter, its good to have a few historical dates and stories to share. This series will publish a few. October 11, 1776 – General Benedict Arnold engaged the British in a naval engagement off of Valcour Island on Lake Champlain.  Although defeated, the American forces inflicted significant damage …