Federalist No. 21
Federalist No. 21, authored by Alexander Hamilton under the pen name Publius, is the twenty first of 85 essays. Titled "Other Defects of the Present Confederation", Hamilton contrasts the weak Confederate government to the new Federal government in ability to carry forth and accomplish the tasks that governments are created for. The enforcement of uniform laws, the "mutual guaranty of the State governments", and economic issues such as a national treasury are covered.
It was published on December 12, 1787.