Timeline of Federal Farmer Essays

Federal Farmer


October 1787

Oct 8, 1787: Federal Farmer I (Virginia)
Oct 9, 1787: Federal Farmer II (Virginia)
Oct 10, 1787: Federal Farmer III (Virginia)
Oct 12, 1787: Federal Farmer IV (Virginia)
Oct 13, 1787: Federal Farmer V (Virginia)

December 1787

Dec 25, 1787: Federal Farmer VI (Virginia)
Dec 31, 1787: Federal Farmer VII (Virginia)


January 1788

Jan 3, 1788: Federal Farmer VIII (Virginia)
Jan 4, 1788: Federal Farmer IX (Virginia)
Jan 7, 1788: Federal Farmer X (Virginia)
Jan 11, 1788: Federal Farmer XI (Virginia)
Jan 12, 1788: Federal Farmer XII (Virginia)
Jan 14, 1788: Federal Farmer XIII (Virginia)
Jan 17, 1788: Federal Farmer XIV (Virginia)
Jan 18, 1788: Federal Farmer XV (Virginia)
Jan 23, 1788: Federal Farmer XVI (Virginia)



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