Potosi 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. The Independent Journal is primarily remembered for being one of several newspapers to have initially 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. It became the first newspaper to publish the material when it released the first Federalist essay on October 27, 1787 [1]