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Lead-up to the Revolutionary War...
Item # 567722
June 1, 1771
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.