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Plain Truth; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America [microform]: 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. ; [Four lines of quotations]
Format
EBook; Book; Microform; Online
Published
Philadelphia : Printed, and sold, by R. Bell, in Third-Street., MDCCLXXVI. [1776]
Language
English
Series
Early American Imprints 1st Series
Description
64, 57-64, 73-96, [9], 98-136 p. ; 20 cm. (8vo)
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.
Reproduction Notes
Microfiche. [New York : Readex Microprint, 1985]. 11 x 15 cm. (Early American imprints. First series ; no. 43000).
Microfiche. [New York : Readex Microprint, 1985]. 11 x 15 cm. (Early American imprints. First series ; no. 43001).
Microfiche. [New York : Readex Microprint, 1985]. 11 x 15 cm. (Early American imprints. First series ; no. 43002).
Series Statement
Early American imprints. 1st series ; no. 43000
Early American imprints. 1st series ; no. 43001
Early American imprints. 1st series ; no. 43002
Other Forms
Digital image available in the Readex/Newsbank Digital Evans series.
Cited in
Bristol B4190
Bristol B4191
Bristol B4192
Shipton & Mooney 43000
Shipton & Mooney 43001
Shipton & Mooney 43002
Hildeburn, C.R. Pennsylvania, 3345
Adams, T.R. Amer. pamphlets, 208c
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