Common sense
Thomas Paine

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 American, with some miscellaneous reflections.

A new edition with several additions in the body of the work. / To which is added an appendix, together with an address to the people called Quakers. N.B. The new addition here given increases the work upwards of one-third.

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Published by Philadelphia, printed, London, re-printed for J. Almon ... in [London] .
Written in English.

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LC copy has inscription on t.p.: Jona. B. Smith. Blank words and passages in text provided for by hand.
ESTC T5809
Published anonymously. By Thomas Paine.
Words and passages likely to offend English readers are left blank.
Issued sometimes with additional half title: Common sense and Plain truth. This edition without added half title.
Signatures: [A]² B-G⁴ H⁴(-H4)
"To the representatives of the religious society of the people called Quakers, or to so many of them as were concerned in publishing a late piece, entitled 'The ancient testimony and principles of the people called Quakers, renewed, with respect to the king and government, and touching the commotions now prevailing in these and other parts of America ...'": p. 49-54.

Early works to 1800.


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AC901 .M5 vol. 664, no. 1

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[4], 54 p. ;
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