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Georgia & the Carolinas to be invaded...

Item # 552791 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1737  There are two reports in this issue concerning America, one headed: "An American Story" is concerning Mexico (see). The other is the King of Spain's order to his governors in America (see).
  Among the other articles noted in the table of contents are: "The Salt Tax a Heavy Burden" "Taxes Mortgaged to the South Sea Company most Grievous" "A Mathematical Problem & two Others Solved" and more.
Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe.
Included is a report  which includes: "From Havanna..the intention of the Spaniards to invade Carolina and Georgia was no longer kept a secret...also a great body of troops from Mexico, the garrison of St. Augustine had been considerably augmented..." with more (see).
Complete in 62 pgs. with full title/index page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures about 5 by 8 inches, very nice condition.
There are no plates or maps called for in this issue.

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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