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  • Am I safe?
  • You can be my new editor for my magazine.
  • When you make the pamphlet use independence with caution.
  • Thank you for the advice
  •  He was burning up with fever and was barely conscious. He had caught the deadly disease typhus, which had already killed several people on board.
  • This is too risky for us to publish. 
  • With the help of Franklin's introduction, Paine soon landed a job as the editor of a new magazine.
  • Now the colonists will know common sense.
  • Benjamin Rush encouraged Paine to write a pamphlet on independence, though he cautioned him not to use that word. The idea of independence made many colonists uneasy.
  • Thank you we needed someone to get the point across.
  • By December, Paine had finished his essay. But he had trouble getting it published. The subject of independence was just too hot for many publishers to handle.
  • Paine found a publisher who agreed to print a thousand copies as a pamphlet.What happened next was astonishing. The first edition sold out in days. Paine had more copies printed, and those sold out, too.
  • Although Paine's words were powerful, his ideas were not new. Many other colonial leaders, such as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, had expressed similar thoughts. But Paine was able to put those ideas together in a single, compelling argument that spoke to a mass audience.
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