Thomas Paine

The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine

An introductory letter to President Washington

George Washington

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA SIR,

I present you a small treatise in defence of those principles of freedom which your exemplary virtue hath so eminently contributed to establish. That the Rights of Man may become as universal as your benevolence can wish, and that you may enjoy the happiness of seeing the New World regenerate the Old, is the prayer of

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