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THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS ON THE TRIAL OF AN INFORMATION EXHIBITED EX OFFICO BY THE KING’S ATTORNEY-GENERAL AGAINST THOMAS PAINE TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY JOSEPH GURNEY

Publication Date: 1793

Second Edition. The work records Thomas Paine's trial for "seditious libel, his primary sin being the author of the 'Second Part of The Rights of Man'. It was "such a scathing indictment of British institutions and received such wide publicity, that the Attorney General decided, if only for the moral effect of the proceeding, to prosecute the author, although he was a the time residing in France."" #1341

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