Federalist No. 11
Federalist No. 11, authored by Alexander Hamilton under the pen name Publius, is the eleventh of 85 essays. Titled "The Utility of the Union in Respect to Commercial Relations and a Navy", Hamilton points out the importance of a federal navy with relation to foreign trade abroad, with a discourse on "active commerce" vs "passive commerce".
It was published on November 24, 1787.