Common sense

Common sense

addressed to the inhabitants of America, on the following interesting subjects. I. Of the origin and design of government in general, with concise remarks on the English Constitution. II. Of monarchy and hereditary succession. III. Thoughts on the present state of American affairs. IV. Of the present ability of America, with some miscellaneous reflections. : [Two lines from Thomson]

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Published by Printed and sold by Solomon Southwick. in Newport [R.I.] .
Written in English.

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Attributed to Thomas Paine in the Dictionary of American biography.

Advertised in the Newport Mercury for April 8, 1776. This consists of the sheets of "Thoughts on the present state of American affairs: extracted from a pamphlet, lately published in Philadelphia, entitled Common sense ..." (31, [1] p.; Alden 641, q.v.) with the title page left blank, preceded by the text of the first half of Common sense supplied in the 16 preliminary pages.

Signatures: [A]⁴ B⁴ C²; ²[A]⁴ ²B-D⁴ (²[A]1 blank, ²D4 verso blank)

READEX NOTE: The first [4], 16 p. only are filmed as 43118. The entire item, together with Large additions to Common sense (Alden 640) is filmed as 14965.

Bristol B4308.

Shipton & Mooney 43118.

Alden, J.E. Rhode Island, 639.

Adams, T.R. Amer. pamphlets, 222p.

Microfiche. [New York : Readex Microprint, 1985] 11 x 15 cm. (Early American imprints. First series ; no. 43118)

Early American imprints -- no. 43118.

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[4], 16, 31, [1] p.
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