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The slavery trade well before the Revolutionary War...



Item # 211810

July 1, 1740

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1740  An article in this issue is titled: "Articles of Capitulation granted by Edward Vernon...in the West Indies to Don Juan Carlos...of the Castle of St. Lorenzo, at the Mouth of the River Chagre."
Among the articles noted in the Table of Contents are: "Destructive Effects of War" "Why we are at War with Iberia" "War Preferable to the Peace we Enjoy'd" "The Embargoes absolutely Necessary" "Our Constitution Endangered by our Immense Debts" "Nature & Injustice of the Negro Trade inquired into..." "Remark Upon Milton's Paradise Lost" "Opinion of the High Admiral of Spain of an Expedition of Sir F. Drake's" & more.
Near the back is a report which includes: "As to the progress of the war against the Spaniards at Fort St. Augustine...we have to add that the Castle was bomb proof, the walls 50 foot high & that the Spaniards had poison'd the waters about it...the place will not long hold out against the good conduct & bravery of General Oglethorpe. Some ships just arrived bring account that he was made himself master of it..." with more (see).
Lacking any plates or maps called for.
Complete in 40 pages, 5 by 8 inches, with full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, nice condition.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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