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]

Author(s): Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809
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Subjects: Political science
United States--Politics and government--1775-1783
Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Philadelphia; : Printed, and sold, by R. Bell, in Third-Street., MDCCLXXVI. [1776]
Series: Early American imprints. First series no. 14954
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: [4], 79, [1] p. ; 19 cm. (8vo)
Notes: The first edition. Attributed to Thomas Paine in the Dictionary of American biography
Advertised in the Pennsylvania evening post for Jan. 9, 1776
Two states noted. In the first, line 12 of title ends "some mis-"; in the second, "some". For a discussion of additional points, see: Gimbel, Richard. Thomas Paine: a bibliographical check list of Common sense
Bookseller's advertisement, p. [80]
References: Evans 14954
References: Hildeburn, C.R. Pennsylvania, 3433
References: Adams, T.R. Amer. pamphlets, 222a
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OCLC Number: aas03030444e