Library of Congress: Alexander Hamilton, 1757-1804, half-length portrait, facing right
Originally published in New York newspapers as “The Federalist”, the papers are widely reprinted in newspapers throughout the United States. “The Federalist Papers” are a unique collection of 85 essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay urging ratification of the Constitution. In Federalist No. 84, Alexander Hamilton writes on the subject of the liberty of the press, declaring that “the liberty of the press shall be inviolably preserved.” The exact date of the reprints could not be found.
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