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Bostonians complain to Gage about troubles caused by England...



Item # 613237 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1768  Two pages headed: "Address of the Council at Boston to General Gage" in which they complain of troubles caused by England, noting in part: "...In this time of public distress, when the general court ...is in a state of dissolution, when the metropolis is possessed with troops & surrounded by ships of war, & when more troops are daily expected..." with much more (see for portions). This is followed by Gage's response in which he notes: "Whatever may have been the particular cause of the disturbances & riots which have happened in the town of Boston, those riots are the resolves which were published have induced his Majesty to order 4 regiments to this town to protect his loyal subjects..." with more, signed in type: Thomas Gage.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with the latest news reports of the day, including: "Fresh Advices from America" which include news reports from New York & Boston (see photos).
Other articles within include: "Description of a New-Invented Dendrometer" which includes a foldout plate of it (see photos); "Account & Dissection of a Remarkably Monstrous Human Fetus" which includes a plate of it (see photos); "Voltaire's Account of the Religion of the Quakers" "Interesting Speeches on National Affairs" & much more.
Included are both plates called for and noted above.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 1/2 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice, clean condition.

A very nice magazine from the "mother country" from this troublesome year between the Stamp Act & the Boston Massacre, with a wide range of varied content. 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

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