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Plain truth ; addressed to the inhabitants of America : containing, remarks on a late pamphlet, entitled Common sense. Wherein are shewn, that the scheme of independence is ruinous, delusive, and impracticable: that were the author's asseverations, respecting the power of America, as real as nugatory ; reconcilliation with Great Britain, would be exalted policy: and that circumstanced as we are, permanent liberty, and true happiness, can only be obtained by reconciliation with that kingdom. Preview this item
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Plain truth ; addressed to the inhabitants of America : containing, remarks on a late pamphlet, entitled Common sense. Wherein are shewn, that the scheme of independence is ruinous, delusive, and impracticable: that were the author's asseverations, respecting the power of America, as real as nugatory ; reconcilliation with Great Britain, would be exalted policy: and that circumstanced as we are, permanent liberty, and true happiness, can only be obtained by reconciliation with that kingdom.

Author: James ChalmersGeorge ChalmersAlexander HamiltonRationalis.William SmithAll authors
Publisher: Philadelphia : Printed, and sold, by R. Bell, in Third-Street., MDCCLXXVI. [1776]
Series: Eighteenth century collections online.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Named Person: Thomas Paine
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Chalmers; George Chalmers; Alexander Hamilton; Rationalis.; William Smith; John Dickinson
OCLC Number: 62807403
Notes: Attributed to James Chalmers by T.R. Adams. Erroneously attributed to William Smith, George Chalmers, Alexander Hamilton, and others.
Dedicated to John Dickinson.
Three states noted by Adams, in addition to the four states without the Additions. Cf. his "Authorship and printing of Plain truth by 'Candidus.'" Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 49 (1955): 230-248. Another state, not mentioned in Adams, has 98-135, [3] p. at end. Pages [137-138] have "The printer to the public ..." and a bookseller's advertisement.
"The printer to the public: on the freedom of the press."--P. [1-2]. With a bookseller's advertisement, p. [2].
Includes also a critique of Common sense, signed Rationalis, and Cato's [i.e. William Smith's] second letter to the people of Pennsylvania.
"Additions to Plain truth ... written by the author of Plain truth ..."--[9], 98-136 p. at end, with separate title page, p. [7].
Bookseller's advertisements, p. 96, 136.
Description: 1 online resource (64, 57-64, 73-96, [9], 98-136 p.)
Series Title: Eighteenth century collections online.
Responsibility: written by Candidus. ; [Four lines of quotations].

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