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Finding a Northwest Passage... Protecting the Carolinas...



Item # 633107 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1745 

* Protecting the Carolinas
* Finding a Northwest Passage


Nearly 5 pages at the beginning of the issue are taken up with reports on events in Parliament under the guise of: "Proceedings & Debates in the Senate of Lilliput" as direct reporting on Parliamentary events was prohibited.
Over 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "The case of Carolina Consider'd, with Regard to its Danger of being Invaded, for want of Regular Forces...". This is a great article on the defense of the colonies. Three-quarters of a page are taken up with: "A List of Privateers" (see).
Among other articles are: "Speech on the Report of the Hanoverian Troops for 1744" which takes over 15 pages; "Plan for Establishing a National Militia" and: "An Alarm on Naval Affairs" among many others.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports from throughout Europe. Included is a report headed: "Extract of a Letter from N. York, Sept. 3". Also a report of "...some late discoveries in the N.W. of Hudson's bay..that a passage free from ice for some months in the year may be found from thence to the western & southern ocean of America..." (see).
No plates or maps are called for.
Complete in 56 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/index page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice condition.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War 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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