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Lead-up to the Revolutionary War...
Item # 567722 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1771 Near the back is a full page headed "American Affairs" which includes: "Charles-Town, May 8. The General Assembly of the province of Georgia, met at Savannah on the 23d past. On the 24th the new elected Commons House of Assembly unanimously re-chose the Hon. Noble Wimberly Jones, Esq; for their Speaker; but he being disapproved of by the Governor, they, the same day, unanimously chose Archibald Bullock, Esq;...". This event was instrumental in what many historians agree was the first shedding of blood related to the quest for American freedom & independence, which occurred only 8 days later - the Battle of Alamance.
Another report from Boston on a meeting of the Freeholders states the election results including Mr. Samuel Adams and Hon. John Hancock.
Other items in this issue include: "Yearly epistle of the People Called Quakers" and much more.
Lacking the two plates called for.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, nice condition.
A very nice and extremely popular magazine from the "mother country" a few years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. 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