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Born 1/29/1737 Thetford, England
Leaves school age 12, becomes an apprentice for his father
Becomes a sailor
Marries Mary Lambert 9/27/1759, she dies soon after during childbirth
Becomes tax officer in England
Marries Elizabeth Ollive
Meets Ben Franklin & is persuaded to move to Pennsylvania
Legally becomes separated from Elizabeth Ollive
BECOMES A JOURNALIST
Becomes the co-editor of the Pennsylvania Magazine
Publishes "African Slavery in America"
Founds the first abolitionist societies
Begins "The Crisis"
Publishes "Common Sense", donates most of the funds to Revolutionary Army
Appointed Secretary of the Committee Foreign Affairs in Congress
Resigns the job he was appointed two years ago
Publishes "Public Good"
Travels to France to raise funds for their Army
The French Revolution starts.
Starts "Rights of a Man"
It supported the French Revolution, labeling him an outlaw in Britain.
Convicted of treason an banished from England
Imprisoned for supporting French Revolution
Released from prison
Joins the Convention again.
Publishes "Agrarian Justice"
Returns to America after Thomas Jefferson's invitation
Dies in New York City 6/8/1809
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