Robert Bell

Aged unknown

Commemorated on 1 plaque

"Common Sense". At his print shop here, Robert Bell published the first edition of Thomas Paine's revolutionary pamphlet in January 1776. Arguing for a republican form of government under a written constitution, it played a key role in rallying American support for independence.

South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States where he published the first edition of Thomas Paine's revolutionary pamphlet Common Sense