PAINE'S REMAINS

Thomas Paine died in 1809. He was buried in New Rochelle, New York where he had spent the final years of his life.

Paine's gravestone in New Rochelle, New York

Ten years later, a man by the name of William Cobbett exhumed the remains with the intention of burying Paine in England. He did not have an official mandate to do so. En route, the remains were lost.

Tracking Paine's Remains

Paine's death mask is located in Thetford, England.

Paine's death mask

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