Federalist Timeline of Federalist-Antifederalist Debates by Gordon Lloyd

1787

October 1787

Oct 28, 1787: Remarks on the Pennsylvania Ratifying Convention (Pennsylvania)
Oct 30, 1787: Philo-Publius Essay I (New York)
Oct 30, 1787: Letter from Gouverneur Morris to George Washington (Pennsylvania)
Oct 31, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 2 (New York)

November 1787

Nov 3, 1787: A Farmer, of New Jersey: Observations on Government New York (New Jersey)
Nov 3, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 3 (New York)
Nov 5, 1787: A Landholder Letter I (Connecticut)
Nov 7, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 4 (New York)
Nov 10, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 5 (New York)
Nov 14, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 6 (New York)
Nov 12, 1787: A Landholder Letter II (Connecticut)
Nov 14, 1787: Socius Essay (Pennsylvania)
Nov 15, 1787: A Countryman I (Connecticut)
Nov 16, 1787: Philo-Publius Essay II (New York)
Nov 17, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 7 (New York)
Nov 19, 1787: A Landholder III (Connecticut)
Nov 20, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 8 (New York)
Nov 21, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 9 (New York)
Nov 22, 1787: A Countryman II (Connecticut)
Nov 22, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 10 (New York)
Nov 24, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 11 (New York)
Nov 24, 1787 – Dec 24, 1787: Timothy Pickering and the Letters from the Federal Farmer (New York)
Nov 24, 1787: James Wilson Speech, Pennsylvania Convention (Pennsylvania)
Nov 24, 1787: John Jay and the Constitution (New York)
Nov 26, 1787: A Landholder Letter IV (Connecticut)
Nov 26,1787: A Democratic Federalist (Pennsylvania)
Nov 27, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 12 (New York)
Nov 28, 1787: Philadelphia Freeman’s Journal (Pennsylvania)
Nov 28, 1787: Remarks on the Pennsylvania Ratifying Convention (Pennsylvania)
Nov 28, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 13 (New York)
Nov 29, 1787: Philo-Publius Essay III (New York)
Nov 29, 1787: Maryland’s Constitutional Convention Delegates Address the State House of Delegates (Maryland)
Nov 30, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 14 (New York)

December 1787

Dec 1, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 15 (New York)
Dec 1, 1787: Philo-Publius Essay IV (New York)
Dec 3, 1787: A Landholder Letter V (Connecticut)
Dec 4, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 16 (New York)
Dec 4, 1787: Speech to the Pennsylvania Conventions, afternoon (Pennsylvania)
Dec 4, 1787: Speech to the Pennsylvania Conventions, morning (Pennsylvania)
Dec 5, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 17 (New York)
Dec 7, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 18 (New York)
Dec 8, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 19 (New York)
Dec 10, 1787: A Landholder VI (Connecticut)
Dec 11, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 20 (New York)
Dec 12, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 21 (New York)
Dec 14, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 22 (New York)
Dec 14, 1787: Letter from George Washington to Charles Carter (Virginia)
Dec 17, 1787: A Landholder Letter VII (Connecticut)
Dec 18, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 23 (New York)
Dec 19, 1787: Anti-Cincinnatus (Pennsylvania)
Dec 19, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 24 (New York)
Dec 21, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 25 (New York)
Dec 22, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 26 (New York)
Dec 24, 1787: A Landholder Letter VIII (Connecticut)
Dec 25, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 27 (New York)
Dec 26, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 28 (New York)
Dec 29, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 29 (New York)
Dec 30, 1787: Federalist Paper No. 30 (New York)
Dec 31, 1787: A Landholder Letter IX (Connecticut)
Dec 31, 1787: America by Noah Webster (New York)
Dec 31, 1787: A Freeman Essay to the People of Connecticut (Connecticut)

1788

January 1788

Jan 16, 1788: State Soldier Essay I (Virginia)
Jan 18, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 40 (New York)
Jan 18, 1788: A Citizen of New Haven by Roger Sherman, Letter I (Connecticut)
Jan 19, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 41 (New York)
Jan 22, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 42 (New York)
Jan 23, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 43 (New York)
Jan 23, 1788: A Freeman Essay I (Pennsylvania)
Jan 25, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 44 (New York)
Jan 26, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 45 (New York)
Jan 29, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 46 (New York)
Jan 30, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 47 (New York)
Jan 30, 1788: A Freeman Essay II (Pennsylvania)

February 1788

Feb 1, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 48 (New York)
Feb 2, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 49 (New York)
Feb 5, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 50 (New York)
Feb 6, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 51 (New York)
Feb 6, 1788: A Freeman Essay III (Pennsylvania)
Feb 6, 1788: State Soldier Essay II (Virginia)
Feb 8, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 52 (New York)
Feb 9, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 53 (New York)
Feb 12, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 54 (New York)
Feb 13, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 55 (New York)
Feb 16, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 56 (New York)
Feb 19, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 57 (New York)
Feb 20, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 58 (New York)
Feb 22, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 59 (New York)
Feb 23, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 60 (New York)
Feb 26, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 61 (New York)
Feb 27, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 62 (New York)
Feb 29, 1788: A Landholder X (Maryland)

March 1788

Mar 1, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 63 (New York)
Mar 5, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 64 (New York)
Mar 7, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 65 (New York)
Mar. 7, 1788: Reply to Maryland Landholder X (Maryland)
Mar 8, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 66 (New York)
Mar 10, 1788: A Landholder XI (Connecticut)
Mar 11, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 67 (New York)
Mar 12, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 68 (New York)
Mar 12, 1788: State Soldier Essay III (Virginia)
Mar 14, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 69 (New York)
Mar 15, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 70 (New York)
Mar 17, 1788: A Landholder XII (Connecticut)
Mar 18, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 71 (New York)
Mar 19, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 72 (New York)
Mar 19, 1788: State Soldier Essay IV (Virginia)
Mar 21, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 73 (New York)
Mar 24, 1788: A Landholder Letter XIII (Connecticut)
Mar 25, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 74 (New York)
Mar 26, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 75 (New York)

April 1788

Apr 1, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 76 (New York)
Apr 2, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 77 (New York)
Apr 2, 1788: State Soldier Essay V (Virginia)
Apr 12, 1788: Fabius I (Pennsylvania)
Apr 15, 1788: Fabius II (Pennsylvania)
Apr 16, 1788: Consider Arms, Malachi Maynard, and Samuel Field: Dissent to the Massachusetts Convention, Northampton Hampshire (New Hampshire)
Apr 17, 1788: Fabius III (Pennsylvania)
Apr 19, 1788: Fabius IV (Pennsylvania)
Apr 22, 1788: Fabius V (Pennsylvania)
Apr 23, 1788: A Farmer (Pennslyvannia)
Apr 24, 1788: Fabius VI (Pennsylvania)
Apr 26, 1788: Fabius VII (Pennsylvania)
Apr 29, 1788: Fabius VIII (Pennsylvania)

May 1788

May 1, 1788: Fabius IX (Pennsylvania)
May 12, 1788: Philodemos Essay (Massachusetts)
May 28, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 78 (New York)

June 1788

June 6, 1788: Edmund Randolph Speech (Virginia)
June 10, 1788: Edmund Randolph Speech, Virginia Ratifying Convention (Virginia)
June 12, 1788: Edmund Pendleton Speech (Virginia)
June 18, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 79 (New York)
June 21, 1788: Alexander Hamilton Speech (New York)
June 21, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 80 (New York)
June 25, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 81 (New York)

July 1788

July 2, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 82 (New York)
July 4, 1788: Oration on the Fourth of July (Pennsylvania)
July 5, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 83 (New York)
July 16, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 84 (New York)

August 1788

Aug 13, 1788: Federalist Paper No. 85 (New York)

December 1788

Dec 10, 1788: An American Citizen: Thoughts on the Subject of Amendments, Part II (Pennsylvania)
Dec 18, 1788: A Citizen of New Haven by Roger Sherman, Letter I (Connecticut)
Dec 24, 1788: An American Citizen: Thoughts on the Subject of Amendments, Part III (Pennsylvania)
Dec 25, 1788: A Citizen of New Haven by Roger Sherman, Letter II (Connecticut)

Contents

Timelines

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The Federalists

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The Antifederalists

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