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Reflections upon Lexington & Concord, & much more...
Item # 607410 THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), January, 1789 One of the more successful American magazines of the 18th century, in fact one of a relatively few which survived more than a few years. And from this critical period in American history just a few months before Washington's inauguration and from the formative period of the federal government.
The first article is: "Particulars Relative to the Nature & Customs of the Indians in North America." which takes 2 1/2 pages, followed by a similar article on the languages of the Indians.
Other articles within include: "...Respecting the Making of Parmesan Cheese" "A Brief Account of Kentucke" "Remarks on the Policy of Punishing Murder by Death" "At a Meeting of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery & the Relief of Free Negroes..." which gives an account of a Negro doctor (see); "Account of a Wonderful Talent for Arithmetical Calculation in an African Slave Living in Virginia" "Resolutions of the County of Suffolk" "Declaration, Non-Importation, Non-Consumption, & Non-Exportation agreement of the American Congress resolved on Oct. 24, 1774" "Documents Respecting the Battles of Lexington & Concord" which takes nearly ten pages (great reading); and much more.
Near the back is a page of "American Intelligence" with news reports from various cities (see for beginning) as well as a nice letter of endorsement for the "American Museum" signed in type by: George Washington (see).
Complete in 108 pages, disbound, lacking an outer title page, otherwise in very nice, clean condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's