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The ship United States...



Item # 594338 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1784  Near the back under "American News" is an extract from the Journals of Congress concerning papers provided to the ship United States, owned by James Moore & commanded by capt. Thomas Bell, that it: "...is of the United States of America...where the said James Moore shall arrive with his vessel and cargo, that they may please to receive the said supercargo with goodness, & to treat him in a becoming manner...to the end to transact his business where and in what manner he shall judge proper." (see).
Both plates called for are present, one of which is a foldout.
Complete in 80 pages, 5 by 8 inches, with a full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice, clean condition.
This periodical was the first ever to use the word "magazine" in its title.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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