what are you asking?
in this text, paine use the word “ye” several times in order to capture the attention of the colonists who haven't understand the importance and urgency of his cause. the word "ye" that is the plural of "thou" is used to call the colonists attention and make the fight for the cause.
i don't really know the circumstances. i personally think not due to it not being fair for all parties and how hated i'd become if i thought it was a good thing.
of its set of steps....