An unfortuanate attempt by a formerly brilliant and passionate Patriot that was destined to failure.
The Founders, who experienced particular and personal Providence as evidenced by their testimonies, writings and training, universally condemned this work. Paine failed to convince but few who did not feel personally attacked and in the end no American cemetery would receive his remains. Benjamin Franklin's letter to Paine:
This book is a far cry from his most inspirational work "Common Sense."