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Burgoyne's report on the taking of Ticonderoga...
Item # 633346 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1777 The first five pages are taken up with a series of letters among General Washington, Col. Walcott, and General Howe concerning the exchange of prisoners. One letter is signed: G. Washington, and 3 are signed by: W. Howe. This fascinating text if followed by a: "Proclamation, by John Burgoyne" dated June 29, 1777, taking a full page and includes: "...The cause in which the British arms are thus exerted applies to the most affecting interests of the human heart; and the military servants of the crown..." with much more.
Near the back is more American news including a report beginning: "Gen. Howe writes...that having established a corps sufficient for the defence of Amboy, the army assembled at Brunswick...upon quitting the camp at Brunswick the enemy brought a few troops forward..." with more (see for portions). There is also a letter from General Burgoyne, being his account of the taking of Fort Ticonderoga, with considerable detail as the report takes 3 1/2 pages and is signed in type: J. Burgoyne (see for portions). Very significant.
This issue lacks the plate of a bird called for.
Complete in 52 pages, measures 5 by 8 1/4 inches, very nice condition.
A very nice Revolutionary War era magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.