Hunter, James

Burlington, NC — Fought in 1771, the Battle of Alamance was a precursor of the Revolution
The site includes a nature trail, monument, and a 1780 house that has been restored.

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)