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The Library of Congress website contains a variety of digital materials related to the Federal Papers and the ratification of the United States Constitution, including manuscripts, books, and government documents.
Search Washington's papers using the word Publius to locate additional documents related to the Federalist Papers.
Search the Madison papers using terms such as "Publius" or "Federalist" to locate additional documents related to this topic.
The collections housed in The Rare Book and Special Collections Division amount to nearly 800,000 books. The digitized selections offered here represent a few of the most interesting and important items in the collection, including Thomas Jefferson's and James Madison's copies of The Federalist.