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Item #643048THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1779 Near the back is a review of a book titled: "Political, Miscellaneous, & Philosophical Pieces, Written by Benjamin Franklin..." (see).
Some talk of "American News" near the back, with mention that: "...Fort Stanwix was surprized & taken by Sir John Johnson...at the head of 1500 loyalists & Indian warri... See More
February 1, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 1, 1780 A page 2 report reads in its entirety: "Capt. Cook's rising, from being the son of a day labourer to the distinguished rank he held in the British navy, is a proof what superior abilities can do, when they have a proper field to display themselves in. For what of this, 'many a rose, as the poet has finely expressed it, blooms unseen... See More
September 1, 1780
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Sept. 1, 1780 Inside includes: "...letter from Sir Henry Clinton...very full...& explicit on our affairs in America...account of Sir Henry's several times reconnoitering Washington's lines & he has given it as his opinion they are so strong & judiciously formed that unless he alters his position it would be hazardous to attack them... See More
Item #642516THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1784 This periodical was the first ever to use the word "magazine" in its title.
There is a nice article: "On the General Post Office & Postage of Letters" with a chart of the various rates and small engravings of cancellations & free postage, franking notations (see).
There is a nice letter concerning early hot air bal... See More
December 2, 1784
SUPPLEMENT TO THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, 1784 This "supplemental" issue produced at the end of the year begins with a nearly 6 page article: "A Summary Account of the Various Advantages Resulting from the Voyages of Discovery, Undertaken & Performed during the Present Reign: With an Accurate Chart of the N.W. Coast of America, and N.E. Coast of Asia, as Explored by th... See More
May 17, 1786
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, May 17, 1786
* Captain James Cook mention
Page 2 has an item noting: "We have authority to say that the Captain Roberts who was murdered in France some days since is not the Mr. Roberts who accompanied Captain Cook in his two last voyages round the world, that gentleman being at this time in perfect health."
Four pages, very n... See More
Item #638572SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1789 of the "Gentleman's Magazine", London. This is the supplementary issue issued at the end of the year, with much of the content taken up with: "Parliamentary Proceedings of the Lords and Commons". Of special interest is a letter datelined from New York headed: "American Passport from Dr. Franklin for Captain Cook" which includes a... See More
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