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Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay


The Federalist Papers were written between the dates of Saturday, October 27, 1787 and Wednesday, May 28, 1788 by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. From the best I can determine, they don’t appear to be numbered exactly chronologically.

Alexander Hamilton wrote fifty four of the eighty five papers between Saturday, October 27, 1787 and Wednesday, May 28, 1788, three of which he co-authored with James Madison in December of 1787.

James Madison wrote twenty nine of them between Thursday, November 22, 1787 and Saturday, March 01, 1788, again, three of which he co-authored with Alexander Hamilton.

John Jay wrote five of the eighty five papers between Wednesday, October 31, 1787 and Wednesday, March 05, 1788. Four of the five were written in October and November of 1787 and were consequtively numbered 2, 3, 4, and 5. The last one was number 64 written March 5, 1788.


INDEX

Federalist No. 1
General Introduction
October 27, 1787
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 2
Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence
October 31, 1787
John Jay

Federalist No. 3
The Same Subject Continued
(Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence)
November 3, 1787
John Jay

Federalist No. 4
The Same Subject Continued
(Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence)
November 7, 1787
John Jay

Federalist No. 5
The Same Subject Continued
(Concerning Dangers from Foreign Force and Influence)
November 10, 1787
John Jay

Federalist No. 6
Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the States
November 14, 1787
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 7
The Same Subject Continued
(Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the States)
November 15, 1787
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 8
The Consequences of Hostilities Between the States
November 20, 1787
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 9
The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection
November 21, 1787
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 10
The Same Subject Continued
(The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection)
November 22, 1787
James Madison

Federalist No. 11
The Utility of the Union in Respect to Commercial Relations and a Navy
November 24, 1787
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 12
The Utility of the Union In Respect to Revenue
November 27, 1787
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 13
Advantage of the Union in Respect to Economy in Government
November 28, 1787
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 14
Objections to the Proposed Constitution From Extent of Territory Answered
November 30, 1787
James Madison

Federalist No. 15
The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union
December 1, 1787
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 16
The Same Subject Continued
(The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union)
December 4, 1787
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 17
The Same Subject Continued
(The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union)
December 5, 1787
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 18
The Same Subject Continued
(The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union)
December 7, 1787
James Madison with Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 19
The Same Subject Continued
(The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union)
December 8, 1787
James Madison with Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 20
The Same Subject Continued
(The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation to Preserve the Union)
December 11, 1787
James Madison with Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 21
Other Defects of the Present Confederation
Wednesday, December 12, 1787
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 22
The Same Subject Continued
(Other Defects of the Present Confederation)
Friday, December 14, 1787.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 23
The Necessity of a Government as Energetic as the One Proposed to the Preservation of the Union
Tuesday, December 18, 1787.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 24
The Powers Necessary to the Common Defense Further Considered
For the Independent Journal.
Wednesday, December 19, 1787
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 25
The Same Subject Continued
(The Powers Necessary to the Common Defense Further Considered)
Friday, December 21, 1787.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 26
The Idea of Restraining the Legislative Authority in Regard to the Common Defense Considered
Saturday, December 22, 1788
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 27
The Same Subject Continued
(The Idea of Restraining the Legislative Authority in Regard to the Common Defense Considered)
Tuesday, December 25, 1787.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 28
The Same Subject Continued
(The Idea of Restraining the Legislative Authority in Regard to the Common Defense Considered)
Wednesday, December 26, 1787
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 29
Concerning the Militia
From the New York Packet.
Wednesday, January 9, 1788
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 30
Concerning the General Power of Taxation
From the New York Packet.
Friday, December 28, 1787.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 31
The Same Subject Continued
(Concerning the General Power of Taxation)
From the New York Packet.
Tuesday, January 1, 1788.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 32
The Same Subject Continued
(Concerning the General Power of Taxation)
Wednesday, January 2, 1788.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 33
The Same Subject Continued
(Concerning the General Power of Taxation)
Wednesday, January 2, 1788.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 34
The Same Subject Continued
(Concerning the General Power of Taxation)
Saturday, January 5, 1788.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 35
The Same Subject Continued
(Concerning the General Power of Taxation)
Saturday, January 5, 1788
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 36
The Same Subject Continued
(Concerning the General Power of Taxation)
Tuesday, January 8, 1788.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 37
Concerning the Difficulties of the Convention in Devising a Proper Form of Government
Friday, January 11, 1788.
James Madison

Federalist No. 38
Concerning the Difficulties of the Convention in Devising a Proper Form of Government
Friday, January 11, 1788.
James Madison

Federalist No. 39
The Conformity of the Plan to Republican Principles
Wednesday, January 16, 1788
James Madison

Federalist No. 40
On the Powers of the Convention to Form a Mixed Government Examined and Sustained
Friday, January 18, 1788.
James Madison

Federalist No. 41
General View of the Powers Conferred by The Constitution
Saturday, January 19, 1788
James Madison

Federalist No. 42
The Powers Conferred by the Constitution Further Considered
Tuesday, January 22, 1788.
James Madison

Federalist No. 43
The Same Subject Continued
(The Powers Conferred by the Constitution Further Considered)
Wednesday, January 23, 1788
James Madison

Federalist No. 44
Restrictions on the Authority of the Several States
Friday, January 25, 1788.
James Madison

Federalist No. 45
The Alleged Danger From the Powers of the Union to the State Governments Considered
Saturday, January 26, 1788
James Madison

Federalist No. 46
The Influence of the State and Federal Governments Compared
Tuesday, January 29, 1788.
James Madison

Federalist No. 47
The Particular Structure of the New Government and the Distribution of Power Among Its Different Parts
Wednesday, January 30, 1788.
James Madison

Federalist No. 48
These Departments Should Not Be So Far Separated as to Have No Constitutional Control Over Each Other
Friday, February 1, 1788.
James Madison

Federalist No. 49
Method of Guarding Against the Encroachments of Any One Department of Government by Appealing to the People Through a Convention
Saturday, February 2, 1788.
James Madison

Federalist No. 50
Periodical Appeals to the People Considered
Tuesday, February 5, 1788.
James Madison

Federalist No. 51
The Structure of the Government Must Furnish the Proper Checks and Balances Between the Different Departments
Wednesday, February 6, 1788.
James Madison

Federalist No. 52
The House of Representatives
Friday, February 8, 1788
James Madison

Federalist No. 53
The Same Subject Continued
(The House of Representatives) February 9, 1788
Madision

Federalist No. 54
The Apportionment of Members Among the States
February 12, 1788
James Madison

Federalist No. 55
The Total Number of the House of Representatives
February 13, 1788
James Madison

Federalist No. 56
The Same Subject Continued
(The Total Number of the House of Representatives)
February 16, 1788
James Madison

Federalist No. 57
The Alleged Tendency of the New Plan to Elevate the Few at the Expense of the Many Considered in Connection with Representation
February 19, 1788
Madision

Federalist No. 58
Objection That The Number of Members Will Not Be Augmented as the Progress of Population Demands Considered
February 20, 1788
James Madison

Federalist No. 59
Concerning the Power of Congress to Regulate the Election of Members
February 22, 1788.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 60
The Same Subject Continued
(Concerning the Power of Congress to Regulate the Election of Members)
February 23, 1788
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 61
The Same Subject Continued
(Concerning the Power of Congress to Regulate the Election of Members)
February 26, 1788.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 62
The Senate
February 27, 1788
James Madison

Federalist No. 63
The Senate Continued
Saturday, March 1, 1788
James Madison

Federalist No. 64
The Powers of the Senate
Wednesday, March 5, 1788.
John Jay

Federalist No. 65
The Powers of the Senate Continued
Friday, March 7, 1788.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 66
Objections to the Power of the Senate To Set as a Court for Impeachments Further Considered
Saturday, March 8, 1788.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 67
The Executive Department
Tuesday, March 11, 1788.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 68
The Mode of Electing the President
Wednesday, March 12, 1788.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 69
The Real Character of the Executive
Friday, March 14, 1788.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 70
The Executive Department Further Considered
Saturday, March 15, 1788.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 71
The Duration in Office of the Executive
Tuesday, March 18, 1788
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 72
The Same Subject Continued, and Re-Eligibility of the Executive Considered
Wednesday, March 19, 1788.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 73
The Provision For The Support of the Executive, and the Veto Power
Friday, March 21, 1788.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 74
The Command of the Military and Naval Forces, and the Pardoning Power of the Executive
Tuesday, March 25, 1788.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 75
The Treaty-Making Power of the Executive
Wednesday, March 26, 1788
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 76
The Appointing Power of the Executive
Tuesday, April 1, 1788.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 77
The Appointing Power Continued and Other Powers of the Executive Considered
Wednesday, April 2, 1788.
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 78
The Judiciary Department
Wednesday, May 28, 1788
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 79
The Judiciary Continued
Wednesday, May 28, 1788
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 80
The Powers of the Judiciary
Wednesday, May 28, 1788
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 81
The Judiciary Continued, and the Distribution of the Judicial Authority
Wednesday, May 28, 1788
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 82
The Judiciary Continued
Wednesday, May 28, 1788
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 83
The Judiciary Continued in Relation to Trial by Jury
Wednesday, May 28, 1788
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 84
Certain General and Miscellaneous Objections to the Constitution
Considered and Answered
Wednesday, May 28, 1788
Alexander Hamilton

Federalist No. 85
Concluding Remarks
Wednesday, May 28, 1788
Alexander Hamilton

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