December 25, 1778 – Plain Truth Responds to Common Sense

In 1778, the Pennsylvania Packet published a series of letters, back and forth, between Thomas Paine and the author of Plain Truth (perhaps James Chalmers), a loyalist tract. On Christmas of that year, in a fit of cleverness and perhaps even spite, the author of Plain Truth published a poem. Here is that poem as it appeared in the Pennsylvania Packet on December 29, 1778:

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