An image of the title page to a collection of Anti-Federalist writings. After the Constitutional Convention of 1787 the proposed Constitution was sent to the states to be ratified. During this time the proponents of the Constitution were known as Federalists and the opponents Anti-Federalists. Both groups were prolific in defense of their positions. Richard Henry Lee wrote this collection of Anti-Federalist letters published in 1787 under the pen name the Federal Farmer.