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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 48

A Vote Against his own Life

A Vote Against his own Life.

This was the sublimity of devotion to principle. For this he was arrested, imprisoned, and doomed to death. There is not a theologian who has ever maligned Thomas Paine that has the courage to do this thing.

When Louis Capet was on trial for his life before the French Convention, Thomas Paine had the courage to speak and vote against the sentence of death. In his speech I find the following