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stock, the interest or dividends thereof to be applied as is already directed for the education and maintenance of the said children, and the prin. cipal to be transferred to the said children, or the survivor of them, on his or their coming of age. I know not if the society of people called Quakers admit a person to be buried in their burying ground, who does not belong to their society, but if they do, or will admit me, I would prefer being buried there; my father belonged to that profession, and I was partly brought up in it. But if it is not consistent with their rules to do this, I desire to be buried on niy farm at New Rochelle. The place where I am to be buried, to be a square of twelve feet, to be enclosed with rows of trees, and a stone or post and rail fence, with a head stone with my name and age engraved upon it, author of Common Sense. I nominate, constitute, and appoint Walter Morton, of the New York Phoenix Insurance Company, and Thomas Addis Emmet, counsellor at law, late of Ireland, and Margaret B. Bonneville, executors and executrix to this my last will and testament, requesting them the said Walter Morton and Thomas Addis Emmet, that they will give what assistance they conveniently can to Mrs. Bonneville, and see that the children be well brought up. Thus placing confidence in their friendship, I herewith take
final leave of them and of the world. I have lived an honest and useful life to mankind; my time has been spent in doing good, and I die in perfect composure and resignation to the will of my Creator God. Dated this eighteenth day of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and nine ; and I have also signed my name to the other sheet of this will in testimony of its being a part thereof.
Thomas PAINE. [L. s.]
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the testator, in our presence, who at his request, and in the presence of each other, have set our names as witnesses thereto, the words “ published and declared” first interlined.
A List of Mr. Paine's Works, with the dates on which
they were respectively published.
Case of the Officers of the Excise p. 16 octavo Introduction to the Pennsylvania Magazine, January 24, 1775
To the Publisher of do. on the Utility of
Magazines, no place, no date, Philadelphia, 1775, (supposed)
5 octavo Useful and entertaining Hints on the in
ternal Riches of the Colonies, Pennsyl
vania Magazine, Philadelphia, 1775. 6 do. Reflections on the Death of Lord Clive,
Pennsylvania Magazine, (not seen) New Anecdotes of Alexander the Great Penn. Mag. 1775
2 Common Sense, Philadelphia, Jan. 1776 . 56 do. The Crisis, thirteen Numbers, besides
several pieces under the title of “Supernumerary” and “Extraordinary Crisis,” from Dec. 19, 1776, to Dec. 9, 1783, total pages
196 do. Public Good, being an Examination of
the Claim of Virginia to the vacant
Western Territory, &c. Phil. 1780 ... 35 do. Letter to the Abbe Raynal, Phil. 1782 ... 59 do. Dissertations on Government, the Affairs
of the Bank, and Paper Money, Philadelphia, 1786
54 do. Prospects on the Rubicon, London, 1787 34 do. Letter to Sir George Staunton, on Iron Bridges
14 do. Letter to the Authors of the Republican, Paris, 1791
4 do. Rights of Man, Part I. London, 1791 ... 98 do. Address and Declaration of the Friends
of Universal Peace and Liberty, at the Thatched House Tavern, London, August 20, 1791
4 octavo 122 do.'
Letter to the Sheriff of the County of
Sussex, June 30, 1792 ............
called Lord Onslow, London, June
17,1792 Letter to Lord Onslow, London, June
21, 1792 Address to the Addressers, London, Sept.
1792 Letter to Secretary Dundas, on his De
tention at Dover, Calais, Sept. 15, 1792 Letter to the People of France, (on his
Election to the Convention, Paris,
Sept. 25, 1792 .....
land, on the Prosecution against him,
Paris, Nov. 11, 1792 .......
of Louis XVI. Paris, Nov. 20, 1792 Reasons for presețving the Life of Louis
XVI. Paris, Jan. 1793.
vernment, Paris, 1794
against the Constitution of 1795 Agrarian Justice, Paris, 1796
6 do. 18 do.
Decline and Fall of the English System of Finance, Paris, 1796 .....
26octavo Letter to Geo. Washington, Paris, 1796 43 do, Age of Reason, Part II. Paris, 1796 ... 96. do. Letter to the Hon. T. Erskine, on the
Prosecution of Williams, Paris, 1797 29 do.
France, on the Events of the 18th
8 do. Letter to Camille Jourdan, occasioned
by his Report on the Priests, Public
Worship, and Bells, Paris, 1797 ... Letters to the Citizens of the United States, Washington, 1802 ......
34 do, Letter to the English People, on the Invasion of England, 1804
11 do. The Cause of the Yellow Fever, and the
Means of preventing it, addressed to
the Board of Health, in America, 1805 ndo. Observations on the comparative Powers
and Expense of Ships of War, Gun
Boats,& Fortifications (supposed) 1806 6 do. * Examination of the Prophecies, Essay on Dream, &c. New York, 1807
61 do. An Essay on the Origin of Freemasonry,
12 do. He wrote in addition to the foregoing, a number of essays for the American newspapers, which I have
* This has been erroneously entitled the third part of the Age of Reason.