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Commodore Phillips & Botany Bay, Australia...
Item # 640632 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, April, 1788 Within this issue is a report concerning Commodore Phillips at Botany Bay reading: "The Botany fleet arrived at the Cape on the 13th of October, after a passage from Rio de Janeiro of only five weeks & four days. Commodore Phillips, after supplying the ships with sea stores, means to purchase live stock of every kind the country affords & then to proceed in a direct course to the place of is destination, unless driven by stress of weather to alter it." (see). This report coincides with the historical record which indicates Phillips stopped off at Brazil for various supplies before traveling on to Botany Bay to establish the first British settlement.
Another item of note under the heading "America" states in part, "Rhode Island and Providence plantations have passed an act to prevent slave trade, and to encourage the abolition of slavery."
Complete in 96 pages & still containing the 3 full page plates called for. Full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, measures 5 by 8 1/2 inches, in nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's