Federalist No. 27
Federalist No. 27, authored by Alexander Hamilton under the pen name Publius, is the twenty seventh of 85 essays. Titled "The Same Subject Continued: The Idea of Restraining the Legislative Authority in Regard to the Common Defense Considered", Hamilton reasons that a government strong enough to complete the tasks assigned to it will reduce instances of sedition, and will be able to provide for greater security than the laws of the confederacy, which were completely compartmentalized from one state to the next with no common overlap.
It was published on December 25, 1787.