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Boston letter to General Gage...



Item # 577533

November 1, 1775

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1775 

* General Thomas Gage Boston letter
* Revolutionary War from the enemy


The issue begins with: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" includes much talk on America and takes 5 pages of text (see for portions). "Proceedings of the American Colonies" reports on the attack on the fort at St. John, Canada, & so much more taking four pages with portions reading: "The ports of America being all shut up there is now no channel of intelligence open from that continent...beginning of September the rebels, who had surprized the post of Ticonderoga & had before made incursions into the province of Quebec, again invaded that country..." with much more. 

Near the back is: "Account of the Proceedings of the American Colonists since the Passing the Boston Port Bill" which is a continuing report on events in America, taking up over 5 1/2 pages in this issue. Included is a great address from the "Inhabitants of Boston to Gen. Gage" in which they express concerns for the future, plus his reply signed in type: Tho. Gage, and also several letters signed in type by William Tryon, Governor of New York, one reading in part: "From undoubted authority from...Philadelphia, the Continental Congress have recommended it to the Provincial Congress to seize or take up the officers of this government, & particularly myself by name...I place my security here in their protection..." with more. A great wealth of fine reading.

Another item notes: "...bring in a bill to prohibit all trade& intercourse with the united Colonies (naming them) during the continuance of the present rebellion..." (see). Several other letters from Boston & New York concerning relations with England, etc.

Includes the full page plate called for captioned: "A View of Wingfield Castle in Suffolk."

Complete in 48 pgs., with full title/contents page which features an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures 5 by 8 1/4 inches, tiny binding holes at the blank spine margin, small library stamp at the bottom of 3 leaves, very nice condition.

 

Category: Revolutionary War

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