Document, 1787 November n.d.

Title:
Document, 1787 November n.d.
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Name:
Jay, John, 1745-1829; Federalist, No. 5
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1787 November n.d.
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
4
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
This essay is John Jay's draft for The Federalist, Number 5, which first appeared under the pseudonym of Publius in the Independent Journal or the General Advertiser on November 10, 1787. It was published by J. and A. McLean in the first edition of the Federalist Papers on 22 March 1788. Federalist Number 5 continues Jay's arguments, begun in essays Number 2 to 4, for a federal government strong enough to deter foreign interference. Citing the earlier history of Great Britain, Jay points out the jealousies and conflicts that would arise if the union split into several confederacies. These would lead them to form alliances against each other and fall under foreign influence. The draft corresponds to the printed version except that the latter omits a paragraph on the growth of military rivalry that John Jay did not cross out in his draft. Among Jay's more interesting excisions, followed in the printed version, was his change of his description of Southerners from "less hardy and less enterprizing Neighbors" to "luxurious and delicate neighbours."
Identifier:
columbia.jay.10401

Document, 1787 November n.d.

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