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Federalist Essays in Historic Newspapers

Newspaper Holdings

The Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room at the Library of Congress has holdings of all four of the newspapers that published The Federalist essays in various formats, as well as on-site digital access to some of the newspapers through a subscription database—"America's Historical Newspapers." Click on the tabs below to see a list of the Library's holdings and availability of digital access (if any) for each newspaper title.

Please note:

  • Bound volumes, portfolios (individual physical issues), and "America's Historical Newspapers" can only be accessed on-site at the Library.​
  • Microfilm may be available for interlibrary loan.
  • In the columns for microfilm and "America's Historical Newspapers," an "x" is used to indicate that the date is included in that format, while "missing" indicates that the date is not included in that format.

The Daily Advertiser

Select the title below to link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog.

Please note: Essays No. 1 - 51 were published in this newspaper.

Essay No. Date Published Microfilm #3388 Bound Volumes Portfolios America's Historical Newspapers
1 Oct. 30, 1787 x v. 744 none x
2 Nov. 1, 1787 x v. 744 none x
3 Nov. 5, 1787 x v. 744  none x
4 Nov. 8, 1787 missing v. 744 none missing 
5 Nov. 12, 1787 missing v. 744 none missing
6 Nov. 15, 1787 x v. 744 none x
7 Nov. 19, 1787 x v. 744 none x
8 Nov. 21, 1787 x v. 744 none x
9 Nov. 21, 1787 x v. 744 none x
10 Nov. 22, 1787 x v. 744 none x
11 Nov. 27, 1787
Nov. 28, 1787
x v. 744 none x
12 Nov. 29, 1787 x v. 744 none x
13 Nov. 29, 1787 x v. 744 none x
14 Dec. 1, 1787 x v. 744
(p. 1-2 missing)
none x
15 Dec. 4, 1787 x v. 744 none x
16 Dec. 6, 1787 x v. 744 none x
17 Dec. 7, 1787 x v. 744 none x
18 Dec. 7, 1787
Dec. 8, 1787
x v. 744 none x
19 Dec. 10, 1787 x v. 744 none x
20 Dec. 12, 1787
Dec. 13, 1787
x v. 744 none x
21 Dec. 14, 1787 x v. 744 none x
22 Dec. 17, 1787
Dec. 18, 1787
x v. 744 none x
23 Dec. 19, 1787 x v. 744 none x
24 Dec. 19, 1787 x v. 744 none x
25 Dec. 21, 1787 x v. 744 none x
26 Dec. 24, 1787 x v. 744 none x
27 Dec. 26, 1787 x v. 744 none x
28 Dec. 28, 1787 x v. 744 none x
29 Jan. 10, 1788 x v. 745 none x
30 Dec. 29, 1787 x v. 744 none x
31 Jan. 2, 1788 x v. 745 none x
32 Jan. 3, 1788 x v. 745 none x
33 Jan. 3, 1788 x missing none x
34 Jan. 5, 1788 x v. 745 none x
35 Jan. 7, 1788 x v. 745 none x
36 Jan. 10, 1788 x v. 745 none x
37 Jan. 11, 1788 x v. 745 none x
38 Jan. 15, 1788 x v. 745 none x
39 Jan. 16, 1788 x v. 745 none x
40 Jan. 19, 1788 x v. 745 none x
41 Jan. 22, 1788
Jan. 23, 1788
x v. 745 none x
42 Jan. 24, 1788 x v. 745 none x
43 Jan. 25, 1788 x v. 745 none x
44 Jan. 29, 1788 x v. 745 none x
45 Jan. 30, 1788 x v. 745 none x
46 Jan. 31, 1788 x v. 745 none x
47 Feb. 1, 1788 x v. 745 none x
48 Feb. 4, 1788 x v. 745 none x
49 Feb. 6, 1788 x v. 745 none x
50 Feb. 9, 1788 x v. 745 none x
51 Feb. 11, 1788 x v. 745 none x

The Independent Journal, or, The General Advertiser

Select the title below to link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog.

Essay No. Date Published Microfilm #2905 Bound Volumes Portfolios America's Historical Newspapers
1 Oct. 27, 1787 x none Box 20, Fol. 13 x
2 Oct. 31, 1787 x none Box 20, Fol. 13 x
3 Nov. 3, 1787 x none none x
4 Nov. 7, 1787 x none none x
5 Nov. 10, 1787 x none none x
6 Nov. 14,1787 x none none x
7 Nov. 17, 1787 x none none x
8 Nov. 21, 1787 x none none x
9 Nov. 21, 1787 x none none x
10 Nov. 24, 1787 x none none x
11 Nov. 24, 1787 x none none x
12 Nov. 28, 1787 x none none x
13 Nov. 28, 1787 x none none x
14 Dec. 1, 1787 x none none x
15 Dec. 1, 1787 x none none x
16 Dec. 5, 1787 x none none x
17 Dec. 5, 1787 x none none x
18 Dec. 8, 1787 x none none x
19 Dec. 8, 1787 x none none x
20 Dec. 12, 1787 x none none x
21 Dec. 12, 1787 x none none x
22 Dec. 15, 1787 x none none x
23 Dec. 19, 1787 x none Box 20, Fol. 13 x
24 Dec. 19, 1787 x none none x
25 Dec. 22, 1787 x none none x
26 Dec. 22, 1787 x none none x
27 Dec. 26, 1787 x none none x
28 Dec. 26, 1787 x none none x
29 Jan. 9, 1788 x none none x
30 Dec. 29, 1787 x none none x
31 Jan. 2, 1788 x none none x
32 Jan. 2, 1788 x none none x
33 Jan. 2, 1788 x none none x
34 Jan. 5, 1788 x none none x
35 Jan. 5, 1788 x none none x
36 Jan. 9, 1788 x none none x
37 Jan. 12, 1788 x none none x
38 Jan. 12, 1788 x none none x
39 Jan. 16, 1788 x none none x
40 Jan. 19, 1788 x none none x
41 Jan. 19, 1788 x none none x
42 Jan. 23, 1788 x none none x
43 Jan. 23, 1788 x none none x
44 Jan. 26, 1788 x none none x
45 Jan. 26, 1788 x none none x
46 Jan. 30, 1788 x none none x
47 Jan. 30, 1788 x none none x
48 Feb. 2, 1788 x none none x
49 Feb. 2, 1788 x none none x
50 Feb. 6, 1788 x none none x
51 Feb. 6, 1788 x none none x
52 Feb. 9, 1788 x none none x
53 Feb. 9, 1788 x none none x
54 Feb. 13, 1788 x none Box 20, Fol. 14 x
55 Feb. 13, 1788 x none Box 20, Fol. 14 x
56 Feb. 16, 1788 x none none x
57 Feb. 20, 1788 x none none x
58 Feb. 20, 1788 x none none x
59 Feb. 23, 1788 x none none x
60 Feb. 23, 1788 x none none x
61 Feb. 27, 1788 x none none x
62 Feb. 27, 1788 x none none x
63 Mar. 1, 1788 x none none x
64 Mar. 5, 1788 missing none none missing
65 Mar. 8, 1788 x none none x
66 Mar. 8, 1788 x none none x
67 Mar. 12, 1788 x none none x
68 Mar. 12, 1788 x none none x
69 Mar. 15, 1788 x none none x
70 Mar. 15, 1788 x none none x
71 Mar. 19, 1788 x none none x
72 Mar. 19, 1788 x none none x
73 Mar. 22, 1788 x none none x
74 Mar. 26, 1788 x none none x
75 Mar. 26, 1788 x none none x
76 Apr. 2, 1788 x none none x
77 Apr. 2, 1788 x none none x
78 Jun. 14, 1788 x none none x
79 Jun. 18, 1788 x none none x
80 Jun. 21, 1788 x none none x
81 Jun. 25, 1788
Jun. 28, 1788
x none none x
82 Jul. 2, 1788 x none Box 20, Fol. 14 x
83 Jul. 5, 1788
Jul. 9, 1788
Jul. 12, 1788
x none none x
84 Jul. 16, 1788
Jul. 26, 1788
Aug. 9, 1788
x none none x
85 Aug. 13, 1788
Aug. 16, 1788
x none none x

The New-York Journal, and Daily Patriotic Register

Select the title below to link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog.

Please note: Essays No. 23 - 39 were published in this newspaper.

Essay No. Date Published Microfilm #3133 Bound Volumes Portfolios America's Historical Newspapers
23 Dec. 18, 1787 x v. 883 none none
24 Dec. 19, 1787 x v. 883 none none
25 Dec. 21, 1787 x v. 883 none none
26 Dec. 25, 1787 x v. 883 none none
27 Dec. 25, 1787 x v. 883 none none
28 Jan. 2, 1788 x v. 884 none none
29 Jan. 12, 1788
*wrongly marked no. 35
x v. 884 none none
30 Jan. 2, 1788
*wrongly marked no. 29
Jan. 4, 1788
*wrongly marked no. 29
x v. 884 none none
31 Jan. 5, 1788
*wrongly marked no. 30
x v. 884 none none
32 Jan. 8, 1788
*wrongly marked no. 31
x v. 884 none none
33 Jan. 8, 1788
*wrongly marked no. 31
*starts as no. 32, but
continues as no. 33
x v. 884 none none
34 Jan. 8, 1788
*wrongly marked no. 32
x v. 884 none none
35 Jan. 9, 1788
*wrongly marked no. 33
x v. 884 none none
36 Jan. 11, 1788
*wrongly marked no. 34
Jan. 12, 1788
*wrongly marked no. 34
x v. 884 none none
37 Jan. 19, 1788
*wrongly marked no. 36
x v. 884 none none
38 Jan. 25, 1788
*wrongly marked no. 37
Jan. 26, 1788
*wrongly marked no. 37
x v. 884 none none
39 Jan. 30, 1788
*wrongly marked no. 37
x v. 884 none none

The New-York Packet

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Essay No. Date Published Microfilm #3303 Bound Volumes Portfolios America's Historical Newspapers
1 Oct. 30, 1787 x v. 930 none x
2 Nov. 2, 1787 x v. 930 none x
3 Nov. 6, 1787 x v. 930 none x
4 Nov. 9, 1787
*wrongly marked no. 3
x v. 930 none x
5 Nov. 13, 1787 x v. 930 none x
6 Nov. 16, 1787 x v. 930 none x
7 Nov. 20, 1787 x v. 930 none x
8 Nov. 20, 1787 x v. 930 none x
9 Nov. 23, 1787 x v. 930 none x
10 Nov. 23, 1787 x v. 930 none x
11 Nov. 27, 1787 x v. 930 none x
12 Nov. 27, 1787 x v. 930 none x
13 Nov. 30, 1787 x v. 930 none x
14 Nov. 30, 1787 x v. 930 none x
15 Dec. 4, 1787 x v. 930 none x
16 Dec. 4, 1787 x v. 930 none x
17 Dec. 7, 1787 x v. 930 none x
18 Dec. 11, 1787 x v. 930 none x
19 Dec. 11, 1787 x v. 930 none x
20 Dec. 11, 1787 x v. 930 none x
21 Dec. 14, 1787 x v. 930 none x
22 Dec. 14, 1787 x v. 930 none x
23 Dec. 18, 1787 x v. 930 none x
24 Dec. 21, 1787 x v. 930 none x
25 Dec. 21, 1787 x v. 930 none x
26 Dec. 25, 1787 x v. 930 none x
27 Dec. 25, 1787 x v. 930 none x
28 Dec. 28, 1787 x v. 930 none x
29 Jan. 11, 1788 x none none x
30 Dec. 28, 1787
*wrongly marked no. 29
x v. 930 none x
31 Jan. 1, 1788
*wrongly marked no. 30
x none none x
32 Jan. 4, 1788
*wrongly marked no. 31
x none none x
33 Jan. 4, 1788
*wrongly marked no. 31
*starts as no. 32, but
continues as no. 33
x none none x
34 Jan. 4, 1788
*wrongly marked no. 32
x none none x
35 Jan. 8, 1788
*wrongly marked no. 33
x none none x
36 Jan. 8, 1788
*wrongly marked no. 34
x none none x
37 Jan. 15, 1788 missing none none missing
38 Jan. 15, 1788 missing none none missing
39 Jan. 18, 1788
*wrongly marked no. 38
missing none Box 22, Fol. 26 missing
40 Jan. 18, 1788
*wrongly marked no. 39
missing none Box 22, Fol. 26 missing
41 Jan. 22, 1788 missing none Box 22, Fol. 26 missing
42 Jan. 22, 1788 missing none Box 22, Fol. 26 missing
43 Jan. 25, 1788 x none none x
44 Jan. 25, 1788 x none none x
45 Jan. 29, 1788 x none none x
46 Jan. 29, 1788 x none none x
47 Feb. 1, 1788 x none none x
48 Feb. 1, 1788 x none none x
49 Feb. 5, 1788 x none none x
50 Feb. 5, 1788 x none none x
51 Feb. 8, 1788 x none none x
52 Feb. 8, 1788 x none none x
53          
54 Feb. 12, 1788 x none none x
55 Feb. 15, 1788 x none none x
56 Feb. 19, 1788 x none none x
57 Feb. 19, 1788 x none none x
58 Feb. 22, 1788 x none none x
59 Feb. 22, 1788 x none none x
60 Feb. 26, 1788 x none none x
61 Feb. 26, 1788 x none none x
62 Feb. 29, 1788 x none none x
63 Mar. 4, 1788 x none none x
64 Mar. 7, 1788 x none none x
65 Mar. 7, 1788 x none none x
66 Mar. 11, 1788 x none none x
67 Mar. 11, 1788 x none none x
68 Mar. 14, 1788 x none none x
69 Mar. 18, 1788 x none none x
70 Mar. 18, 1788 x none none x
71 Mar. 18, 1788 x none none x
72 Mar. 21, 1788 x none none x
73 Mar. 21, 1788 x none none x
74 Mar. 25, 1788 x none none x
75 Mar. 28, 1788 x none none x
76 Apr. 1, 1788 x none none x
77 Apr. 4, 1788 x none none x
78 Jun. 17, 1788
Jun. 20, 1788
x none none x
79 Jun. 24, 1788 x none none x
80 Jun. 27, 1788
Jul. 1, 1788
x none none x
81 Jul. 4, 1788
Jul. 8, 1788
x none none x
82 Jul. 11, 1788 x none none x
83 Jul. 15, 1788
Jul. 18, 1788
Jul. 22, 1788
x none none x
84 Jul. 29, 1788
Aug. 8, 1788
Aug. 12, 1788
x none none x
85 Aug. 15, 1788 x none none x