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Travels through America in 1780... Washington accepts the position of Commander-in-Chief in 1775...



Item # 629966

April 1, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1787  Included is a very lengthy review of a new book: "Travels in North America in the Years 1780, 1, & 2" which takes up 3 pages with much detail on lie in America during these closing years of the Revolutionary War (see for portions). An interesting and early travelogue.
Near the back is nearly a column headed: "American News" which has a notable: "...speech of General Washington when the President of the American congress informed him of being unanimously continued in the Chief Command of the American Army: " This was from 1775.  What follows is Washington's historic response (see).
Included are both plates called for, one of which is a foldout.
Complete in 86 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, nice condition.

A very nice magazine from the "mother country" 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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