Federalist No. 61 is an essay by Alexander Hamilton, the sixty-first of the Federalist Papers. It was published on February 26, 1788 under the pseudonymPublius, the name under which all the Federalist Papers were published. This is the last of three papers discussing the power of Congress over the election of its own members. It is titled, "The Same Subject Continued: Concerning the Power of Congress to Regulate the Election of Members."