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. Written by Candidus. [Three lines of quotations]

Main Author: Chalmers, James
Other Authors: Bell, Robert (Printer), Chalmers, George
Format: eBook
Published: Philadelphia Printed, and sold, by R. Bell, in Third-Street 1776, MDCCLXXVI. [1776]
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Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:"The printer to the public: on the freedom of the press."--p. [1-2]. With a bookseller's advertisement, p. [2]. - Adams, T.R. Amer. pamphlets, 208a. - Adams, T.R. Amer. pamphlets, 208b. - Attributed to James Chalmers by T.R. Adams. Erroneously attributed to William Smith, George Chalmers, Alexander Hamilton, and others. - Bristol, B4189. - Dedicated to John Dickinson. - English Short Title Catalog, W28887. - Evans, 15088. - Four states noted by Adams, who describes an additional three states as issued with "Additions to Plain truth." Cf. his "Authorship and printing of Plain truth by 'Candidus"'. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 49 (1955) : 230-248. - Hildeburn, C.R. Pennsylvania, 3345. - Includes also a critique of Common sense, signed Rationalis, and an extract from Cato's [i.e., William Smith's] second letter to the people of Pennsylvania. - Reproduction of original from British Library. - Shipton & Mooney, 42999
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