Common sense
Thomas Paine

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Table of Contents

(from t.p.) 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.

Edition Notes

Added half t.p. reads: Common sense, and Plain truth. (Price eighteen-pence).
Anonymous. By Thomas Paine.
"N.B. The new addition here given increases the work upwards of one-third".
Signatures: [A]⁴(-A1) 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.
Issued with: Chalmers, James. Plain truth, addressed to the inhabitants of America. [London] : Philadelphia, printed, London, reprinted for J. Almon ..., 1776.
ESTC T151050

Early works to 1800.
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Common sense and Plain truth


Library of Congress
E211 .P128

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[6], 54 p. ;
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