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THE

POLITICAL WRITINGS

OF

THOMAS PAINE,

SECRETARY TO THE COMMITTEE OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS IN THE

AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED

A BRIEF SKETCH OF THE AUTHOR'S LIFE.

A NEW EDITION WITH ADDITIONS.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. IL

J. P. MENDUM,
INVESTIGATOR OFFICE,

*BOSTON.

1870.

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CONTENTS

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THE SECOND VOLUME.

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Prospects on the Rubicon . .

Rights of Man, Part 1. Being an answer to Mr. Burke's allack on

the French Revolution

41

Rights of Man, Part II. Combining principles and practice

115

Letter to the authors of the Republican .

263

to the Abbe Sieyes

267

Address to the Addressers

Letters to Lord Onslow

317

Dissertation on First Principles of Government

3:23

Speech delivered in the French national convention

313

Letter to Mr. Secretary Dundas, letter the first . .

333

The decline and fall of the English system of Finance

365

Letter to the people of France

389

Reasons for preserving the life of Louis Capet, as delivered to the

national convention

Agrarian Justice, opposed to Agrarian Law, and to Agrarian Mo-

nopoly..

399

Letter to the People of France, and the French armies, on the event
of the 18th Fructidor-(Sep. 4, 1797) and its consequences

417

Letter to Mr. Secretary Dundas, letter the second

437

to the sheriff of the county of Sussex

441

to Sir Archibald Macdonald, Attorney General, letter the first 115

to the Attorney General, on the prosecution against the second

part of Rights of Man

419

Letter on the propriety of bringing Louis XVI. to trial

Speech in the National convention on the question, “shall or shall

not a respite of the sentence of Louis XVI. take place"

456

On Louisiana and emissaries

457

A challenge to the federalists to declare their principles .

460

Liberty of the press . .

463

The emissary Cullen, otherwise Carpenter

466

Communication on Cullen

469

Federalists beginning to reform

472

To a friend of peace

474

Notifications respecting the impostor Cullen, alias M'Cullen, alias

Carpenter, the associale of the Federalists of New York

475

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PROSPECTS ON THE RUBICON:

OR AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE POLITICS TO BE AGITATED AT THE NEXT MEETING

OF PARLIAMENT.

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