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
Monarchy
United States--Politics and government--1775-1783
Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Newport [R.I.]: : Printed and sold by Solomon Southwick., M,DCC,LXX,VI. [1776]
Series: Early American imprints. First series no. 43118
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: [4], 16, 31, [1] p. ; 21 cm. (8vo)
Notes: 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
References: Bristol B4308
References: Shipton & Mooney 43118
References: Alden, J.E. Rhode Island, 639
References: Adams, T.R. Amer. pamphlets, 222p
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OCLC Number: aas03032281e