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“The state of a king shuts
him from the world, yet the business of a king
requires him to know it thoroughly,” Common
was a hit because it logically explains why America
and Britain should separate. Common Sense paves
the way for declaring independence.
“Though we have been wise
enough to shut and lock a door against absolute
monarchy, we at the same time have been foolish
enough to put the crown in possession of the key,”
Common Sense asserts.
Feb. 14, 1776
reprints his bestseller Common Sense but keeps his
“Who the author of this
production is, is wholly unnecessary to the public,
as the object for attention is the doctrine itself,
not the man. Yet it may not be unnecessary to say,
that he is unconnected with any party, and under no
sort of influence public or private, but the
influence of reason and principle.”
“I want to see you very
much. I think you told me that you intended to see
me once a month,” Sarah Hodgkins writes to her husband
Joseph, who is fighting with the Continental Army in Cambridge.
Like others, Sarah longs for General Washington to
drive the British from Boston.
“It is generally
thought that there will be
something done amongst you very soon, but what will
be the event of it God only knows,” she adds.
“The sun never shined on a
cause of greater worth [independence]” Common
“We have it in our power to
begin the world over again” the author of Common Sense
presents a new vision for a new country.