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published occasionally during the, progress of the revolu tionary war--the last is on the peace; author also of the 'Rights of Man,' parts the first and second, written and published in London, in 1791 and 92; author also of a work on religion,' Age of Reason' part the first and second (“N. B. I have a third part by me in manuscript and an answer to the Bishop of Llandaff;") author also of a work lately published, entitled 'Examination of the Passages in the New Testament quoted from the Old, and called Prophecies concerning Jesus Christ, and shewing there are no prophecies of any such person ; author also of several other works not here enumerated, " Dissertations on First Principles of Government"_" Decline and Fall of the English System of Finance”—“Agrarian Justice," &c. &c. make this my last will and testament, that is to say :
I give and bequeath to my executors herein after appointed, Walter Morton and Thomas Addis Emmet, thirty shares I hold in the New-York Phænix Insurance Company which cost me 1470 dollars, they are worth now upwards of 1500 dollars, and all my moveable effects, and also the money that may be in my trunk or elsewhere at the time of my decease, paying thereout the expences of my funeral, IN TRUST as to the said shares, moveables and money for Margaret Brazier Bonneville, wife of Nicholas Bonneville, of Paris, for her own sole and separate use, and at her own disposal, notwithstanding her coverture. As to my farm in New-Rochelle, I give, devise, and bequeath the same to my said executors Walter Morton and Thomas Addis Emmet, and to the survivor of them,
his heirs and assigns for ever, in TRUST, nevertheless, to šell and dispose of the north side thereof, now in the occupation of Andrew A. Dean, beginning at the west end of the orchard and running in a line with the land sold to
Coles to the end of the farm, and to apply the money arising from such sale as hereinafter directed. I give to my friends Walter Morton, of the New-York Phenix Insurance Company, and Thomas Addis Emmet, councellor at law, late of Ireland, two hundred dollars each, and one hundred dollars to Mrs. Palmer, widow of Elihu Palmer, late of New-York, to be paid out of the money arising from said sale, and I give the remainder of the money arising from that sale, one half thereof to Clio Rickman,* of High or Upper Mary-la-Bonne street, London, and the other half to Nicholas Bonneville, of Paris, husband of Margaret B. Bonneville · aforesaid : and as to the south part of the said farm, containing upwards of one hundred acres, in trust to rent out the same or otherwise put it to profit, as shall be found most advisable, and to pay the rents and profits thereof to the said Margaret B. Bonneville, in trust for her children, Benjamin Bonneville, and Thomas Bonneville, their education and
* Not a stiver did I ever get, and how the executors can jus. tify their conduct towards me, I know not. Walter Morton has deceived, and used me very scandalously, about this legacy: this may not surprise, but that Thomas Addis Emmet, the expatriated republican from Ireland, should not do me justice in this business, remains unexplained, hurts my feelings exeeedingly, and has injured me deeply.
maintenance, until they come to the age of twenty-one years,
in order that she may bring them well up, give them good and useful learning, and instruct them in their duty to God, and the practice of morality, the rent of the land or the interest of the money for which it may be sold, as herein after mentioned, to be employed in their education. And after the youngest of the said children shall have arrived at the age of twenty-one years, in further trust to convey the same to the said children share and share alike in fee simple. But if it shall be thought advisable to my executors and executrix, or the survivor or survivors of them, at any time before the youngest of the said children shall come of age, to sell and dispose of the said south side of the said farın, in that case I hereby authorise and empower my said executors to sell and dispose of the same, and I direct that the money arising from such sale be put into stock, either in the United States bank stock or New York Phænix insurance company stock, the interest or dividends thereof to be applied as is already directed for the education and maintenance of the said children; and the principal to be transferred to the said children or the survivor of them on his or their coming of age. I know not if the society of people called quakers admit a person to be buried in their burying ground, who does not belong to their society, but if they do or will admit me, I would prefer being buried there : my father belonged to that profession, and I was partly brought up in it. But if it is not consistent with their rules to do this, I desire to be buried on my own
farm at New-Rochelle. The place where I am to be buried to be a square of twelve feet, to be enclosed with rows of trees, and a stone or post and rail fence, with a head stone with my name and age engraved, upon it, author of •Common Sense. I nominate, constitute, and appoint Walter Morton, of the New York Phoenix Insurance Company, and Thomas Addis Emmet, councellor at law, late of Ireland, and Margaret B. Bonneville, executors and executris to this my last will and testament, requesting the said Walter Morton and Thomas Addis Emmet, that they will give what. assistance they conveniently can to Mrs. Bonneville, and see that the children be well brought up. Thus placing confidence in their friendship, I herewith take my final leave of them and of the world. I have lived an honest and useful life to mankind; my time has been spent in doing good; and I die in perfect composure and resignation to the will of my Creator God. Dated this eighteenth day of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and nine, and I have also signed my name to the other sheet of this will in testimony of its being a
THOMAS PAINE, [L. s.] Signed, sealed, published and declared by the testator, in our presence, who at his request, and in the presence of each other, have set our names as witnesses thereto, the words "published and declared” first interlined.
Printed by Thomas Clio Rickman, 7, Upper Mary-lo-bone Street,
Portland Place, London.
MR. PAINE'S WORKS,
Trial of Dog Porter, about 1770, printed at Lewes,
1775, do. To the publisher of do. on the utility of Magazines, no
place no date, do, Philadelphia, 1775, (supposed) do. Useful and entertaining Hints on the internal Riches of the
Colonies, Pennsylvanian Magazine, Philadelphia,
1775, do. Reflections on the Death of Lord Clive, Pennsylvanian
Magazine, (not seen,) do. New Anecdote of Alexander the Great, Pennsylvanian
Magazine, 1775, do. Common Sense, Philadelphia, January 1776, do. The Crisis, 16 numbers, from Dec. 23, 1776, to Dec. 9,
1783, do. Letter to Abbé Raynall, Philadelphia, 1782, do. Public Good, being an Examination of the Claim of Vire
ginia to the Vacant Western Territory, &c. Philadels,
phia, 1784, do. Dissertation on Government, the Affairs of Bank and
Paper-Money, Philadelphia, 1786, do.