The Independent Journal

The Independent Journal

"The Independent Journal", occasionally known as "The General Advertiser", was a semi-weekly New York journal and newspaper edited and published by John McLean and Archibald McLean in the late 18th century. The newspaper's content included contemporary essays and notices. It is primarily remembered for being one of several newspapers to have published the Federalist Papers, a series of eighty-five articles and essays discussing and advocating the ratification of the United States Constitution written by John Jay, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton.cite book|last=Jackson|first=Kenneth T.|title=The Encyclopedia of New York City|publisher=Yale University Press|year=1995|pages=194] The "Independent Journal", was, in fact, the first of the newspapers to publish any such material, when it released the first Federalist essay on October 27, 1787, [cite book|title=The Essential Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers|last=Wootton|first=David|coauthors=Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay|publisher=Hackett Publishing|year=2003|isbn=0872206556|pages=xli] accompanied with the following notice:

Over the following month, the next seven essays were published by "The Independent Journal", and two other newspapers, "The New York Packet" and "The Daily Advertiser". The essays appeared on Saturdays and Wednesdays in "The Independent Journal", and a few days later in the other two. Following its publication of the seventh Federalist, "The Independent" made an announcement:In its announcement, the newspaper omitted to note its own publication dates, which continued to be on Wednesdays and Saturdays. [Cooke, p. xiii] However, the plan as outlined in "The Independent" was not consistently followed; "The Daily Advertiser" stopped publishing in the agreed order after the release of the tenth essay. From November 30 onward, "The New York Packet" published on Tuesday and Friday, rather than only Tuesday. [Cooke, p. xiv]

By January 8, 1788, thirty-six Federalist essays had been published between the newspapers. John McLean bundled these thirty six together and published them as Volume I, on March 22, 1788. [cite book|title=The Federalist: with Letters of "Brutus"|pages=xlvi|last=Hamilton|first=Alexander|coauthors=James Madison, John Jay, Terence Ball|year=2003|publisher=Cambridge University Press|isbn=0521001218] Publication of the essays resumed on 11 January, and essays thirty-seven to seventy-seven were published from that time through to April 2, 1788. Before the final eight could be published publicly in the newspapers, John McLean compiled and released Volume II of the Federalist essays, which consisted of essays thirty-seven through eighty-five, on May 28, 1788. The eight unpublished essays appeared in "The Independent Journal" and "New York Packet" between June 14 and August 16. [cite web|url=|title=Introduction to "The Federalist"|first=Gordon|last=Lloyd||accessdate=29 September|accessyear=2008] [Emerson, p.260]



*cite book|title=The Federalist|last=Cooke|first=Jacob E.|coauthors=Alexander Hamilton|publisher=Wesleyan University Press|year=1982|isbn=0819560774
*cite book|title=American Literature, 1764-1789|last=Emerson|first=Everett H.|publisher=University of Wisconsin Press|year=1977|isbn=0299072703

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The Brussels Journal — is a conservative blog, founded by the Flemish journalist Paul Beliën. It was founded in 2005, and has both an English language section with various international contributions, and a Dutch section. It is published by the Society for the… …   Wikipedia

  • The Jersey Journal — Type Daily newspaper Format Tabloid Owner Advance Publications …   Wikipedia

  • The Middletown Journal — Type Daily newspaper Format Broadsheet Owner C …   Wikipedia

  • The Russia Journal — is an independent, English language, web news daily from Russia published also as a monthly glossy print magazine available by subscription. It was founded in 1998 by Ajay Goyal as a newspaper. It publishes business news, analysis, commentary and …   Wikipedia

  • The Owl Journal — Infobox Magazine title = The Owl Journal | image size = 200px | image caption = 2008 issue editor = Reema Mehta, Salmaan Mirza editor title = previous editor = staff writer = frequency = Termly circulation = 4,000 category = Arts, Humanities,… …   Wikipedia

  • The Independent — Pays  Royaume Uni Langue Anglaise Périodicité Quotidien Genre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The Independent on Sunday — The Independent  The Independent {{{nomorigine}}} Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The Independent (disambiguation) — The Independent may refer to:Newspapers: * The Independent , published in the United Kingdom * The Independent (Acadiana), published in Acadiana, Louisiana * The Independent (Ashland), published in Ashland, Kentucky * The Independent (Bangladesh) …   Wikipedia

  • The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles — is an independent, nonprofit community weekly newspaper serving the Jewish community of greater Los Angeles. The Journal was established in 1985. As of 2006 it had a verified circulation of 60,000 and an estimated readership of 180,000. The… …   Wikipedia

  • The Jewish Journal (Boston North) — is an independent, community sponsored Jewish newspaper serving the Jewish community of Essex County, Massachusetts north of Boston, and published bi weekly on Fridays since 1976. It is managed by a Board of Overseers representing points of view… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”