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Chart with the population of the United States... Thomas Paine...

Item # 629147 GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1792  Included is a nice chart of the: "Population of the United States of America" which has numbers from 1784 and 1790 with columns for "white inhabitants" and "slaves" as well (see). A bit or related text as well (see). Most of a page is taken up with: "A Protest Against T. Paine's 'Rights of Man'...in Consequence of the Vote of their Committee for including the above Work in a List of New Publications Resolved to be Purchased for the Use of the Society".
Near the back is some news headed: "America' which includes: "...received in town fro Fort Washington...a sergeant & four men had lately been to the place where the bloody battle of the 4th of November last was fought near the Miami Villages where they counted 538 bodies..." with more concerning the Battle of the Wabash where General St. Clair was defeated (see hyperlink).
Included are all 3 plates called for.
Complete in 96 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.

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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