Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine (HM5E4)

Location: Morristown, NJ 07960 Morris County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 48.037', W 74° 29.585'

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1737 - 1809

English by birth
French citizen by decree
American by adoption

Author of
The American Crisis
Rights of Man
The Age of Reason

Your presence may remind Congress (and the people) of your past services to this country.
George Washington

Left side of monument:

Washington's sword would have been wielded in vain had it not been supported by the pen of Paine. History is to ascribe the American Revolution to Thomas Paine.
John Adams

The citizens of the United States cannot look back upon the time of their own Revolution without recollecting among the names of their most distinguished patriots that of Thomas Paine.
James Monroe

America is indebted to few characters more than you.
General Nathaniel Greene

Be assured my dear friend that instead of repenting that I was your introducer in America, I value myself on the share I had in procuring for it the acquisition of so useful and valuable a citizen.
Benjamin Franklin

Free American without her Thomas Paine is unthinkable.

Back of monument:
Presented to the people of Morristown, NJ
during the administrations of Mayors Clyde Potts and Edward K. Mills, Jr.
by the Thomas Paine Memorial Committee
Joseph Lewis - Secretary —- Georg Lober - sculptor
Dedicated July 4th 1950 in the 174th year of American Independence.

Right side of monument:
Independence is my happiness and I view things as they are without regard to place or person. My country is the world and my religion is to do good.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
It is folly to argue against determined hardness eloquence may strike the ear and the language of sorrow draw forth the tear of compassion, but nothing can reach the heart that is steeled with prejudice.
We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the Earth for honest men to live in it is an affront to truth to treat falsehood with complaisance.
Thomas Paine
HM NumberHM5E4
Year Placed1950
Placed ByThomas Paine Memorial Committee
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 4:38pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 542760 N 4516747
Decimal Degrees40.80061667, -74.49308333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 48.037', W 74° 29.585'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 48' 2.22" N, 74° 29' 35.10" W
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Area Code(s)973, 201, 908, 862
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 182 County Hwy 510, Morristown NJ 07960, US
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