“These are the times that try all men’s souls…” Thomas Paine [The American Crisis, 19 Dec. 1776]

The OFFICIAL COLLECTED WORKS OF THOMAS PAINE Project is looking for manuscript Thomas Paine correspondence held in private hands. This Project is led by leading Paine scholars in Europe and America.

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