The Life of Thomas Paine: Author of Common Sense, Rights of Man, Age of Reason, &c., &c, with Critical and Explanatory Observations of His Writings and an Appendix, Containing His Letter to Washington, Suppressed in His Works at Present Published in This

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One James Cheetham, a man who had once been an editor of a republican paper in New York, had abandoned his pal professions, and become the advocate of the British party in America. Among Other means to serve them, he undertook to write the lif of Thomas Paine, author of' Common Sense, ' Rights of &c., dtc. In this biography, he introduced the name of 'madame Bonneville, a virtuous and respectable lady, the wife of N. Bpnncville of Paris. He charged her with prostitution said Paine was her paramour, and that one of her sons had the features, countenance, and temper of Thomas Paine. For this atrocious attack on the character of Madame Bonneville, and outrage to her feelings, Mr. Cheet ham was indicted for a libel, and on the 19th of June, 1810, his trial was brought on.

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