Common Sense (1776)

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Common Sense Addressed to the Inhabitants of America
by 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 America, with some miscellaneous Reflections.

Man knows no Master save creating Heaven,
Or those whom Choice and Common Good ordain.

Thomson.


The Sixth EDITION.



Philadelphia, Printed:

PROVIDENCE, Re-printed and Sold by John Carter, at Shakespear's Head, near the Court-House. M,DCC,LXXVI.

Chapters (not listed in original)



This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.