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Enshrinement of Voltaire in the Pantheon... Thomas Paine's 'The Rights of Man'...



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September 24, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 24, 1791  The top of the front page has: "VOLTAIRE!" which is a report from Paris describing the tribute to him, the consecration of his body at the French Pantheon, & much on the funeral procession which carries over to page 2.
Page 2 also has: "The Creed of Voltaire" as well as a report from Portsmouth that: "Last Friday the Convention which met at Concord for the purpose of revising the Constitution of this state...".
Also inside are a report beginning: "The late publication of Mr. Paine entitled 'The Rights of Man', written in answer to Mr. Burke's 'Reflections on the French Revolution', has occasioned some very animated political essays in the American papers...". Also: "Reasons assigned by the French Patriots who concurred in the decree concerning the King's inviolability for their proceedings on that memorable occasion: with a list of 10 items.
Four pages, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's