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Common sense, title page

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Common sense, title page
Paine, Thomas (1737-1809) (Author)

Common sense; addressed to the inhabitants of America, on the following subjects. I. Of the origin and design of government in general, with consise 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.

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1776
Place: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Publisher: Re-printed, by T. Robson and Co. forthe Newcastle Weekly magazine
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Shelf locator: *KF 1776 (Paine, T. Common sense. (94 p.))
Title pages
Citation/reference: Sabin 58214
Content: "To the representatives of the religious society of peoplecalled Quakers, or to so many of them as were concerned inpublishing 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, addressed to the people in general": p. 51-56.
Content: Imperfect: p. 49-56, p. 65-94 wanting; p. 17-24 mutilated.
Ownership: 762588A.
Content: Blank space left for omitted words and passages likely to offend English readers.
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14064623
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3c8a75e0-c604-012f-69bd-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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  • 1737: Creator Born
  • 1776: Issued
  • 1809: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "Common sense" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1776.

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Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "Common sense" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 18, 2020.

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Common sense