[Ads-l] Antedating of "Federalist"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 20 16:31:23 UTC 2014

federalist (OED 1788)

1774 Joseph Priestley _An Address to Protestant Dissenters of All Denominations_ 19 (Eighteenth Century Collections Online)  That there are some men, wise and good, who are dubious whether our present constitution can long continue, is without a doubt; but it is equally doubtless, that no good Federalist has at present any wish to shake the fair and stately pillars of its fabric, and o'er its lamented ruins to erect the frightful columns of uncouth monarchy.

1787 _Daily Advertiser_ (New York) 29 Sept. 2 (America's Historical Newspapers)  ADDRESS to all FEDERALISTS.

Fred Shapiro

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