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Importance of Louisiana in 1761...
Item # 212411 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1761
* Importance of Louisiana
An inside page has over a full column taking up with "Importance of Louisiana" seen in its entirety in the photos below. The text includes: "...while the French remain possessed of Louisiana as its communication by sea is always open, the climate mild & the country inviting, they will always have it in their power to pour in men & as the source of its rivers are not far distant from those of Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia...these valuable provinces of ours will be exposed to fresh incursions & the dreadful massacres..." and much more (see).
There is a very lengthy 9 page article titled "Account of Negociation between France and England" which obviously ties in the events of the French & Indian War to their disputes ongoing in Europe as well.
Among other articles in this issue are: "On the Fevers and Coughs of Children" "Letters For & Against Mr. Pitt" and others.
Near the back are various news events of the day under "Foreign History" and the "Historical Chronicle" the latter including a brief report mentioning: "...the fleet of men of war & transports form England have been seen near Long Island....Some are of opinion they are going to the Mississippi but probably that will be attacked on their return...".
Complete in 58 pages , 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice condition save for a small bit missing from the top of the back leaf not affecting any mentioned text..
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