Jones, John Paul

Annapolis, MD — Completed in 1913, the remains of John Paul Jones are interred in a marble sarcophagus in a crypt located in the U
S
Naval Academy Chapel.

Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense (1775), urging the colonies to declare their independence, found 150,000 purchasers in a population of less than 3 million — the equivalent today of a sale of 14 million.

Richard Brookhiser
Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution (2003)