Federalist No. 77
Federalist No. 77, authored by Alexander Hamilton under the pen name Publius, is the seventy seventh of 85 essays. Titled "The Appointing Power Continued and Other Powers of the Executive Considered", Hamilton writes about limitations placed upon the presidency, as well as the president's power to make appointments. He also discusses the president's State of the Union address.
It was published on April 2, 1788.