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Advertisement for the Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers initially appeared in three New York newspapers: the Independent Journal, the New-York Packet, and the Daily Advertiser. Beginning on October 27, 1787, the authors often published three or four new essays a week until May 1788. The essays were reprinted by newspapers in other states as the constitutional ratification debates were taking place. The publication of the essays in book form is noted by this front page advertisement in the New-York Packet—“in the presses and speedily will be published.”

New-York Packet (New York), January 22, 1788.
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