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Burgoyne on conquering New England by descending from the north...



Item # 633990 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1778 

* General John Burgoyne
* New England invasion
* Revolutionary War


Over four pages are taken up with: "As it has been a Doubt by whom the Expedition by the Lakes was plann'd, the following Thoughts for Conducting the War from the Side of Canada will serve in a great Measure to explain that Mystery", which is signed in type by: J. Burgoyne. Some great reading on Burgoyne's plan to conquer the northern colonies by descending from Canada towards New York City, planning on joining with Gen. Howe there. The report includes mention of events near Ticonderoga, Albany, Quebec, Lake Champlain, Crown Point, Lake George, Lake Ontario, etc. (see).
Near the back is: "Extract from 'New Travels in North America' by M. Bossu...".A few other tidbits relating to the Revolutionary War. Complete with the full pate print of the "Cascade or Cataract of Velika Gubaviza, in Dalmatia" (see for portions).
Complete in 54 pages, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 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.

Category: British

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