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Item # 640670 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1754 The "Historical Chronicle" near the back has a few items with American mention including: "Our North American navigators have found out a safe & good passage between the Colloredo rocks and Cuba which will shorten the passage from Jamaica, through the gulph of Florida." and another item has a letter from Virginia noting: "The country is in great hurry & confusion upon the scarcity of money. Our assembly are about sitting & 'tis generally thought that they will pass a law to raise 20,000 pounds upon the Virginia merchants...".
A report concerning the French & Indian War is headed: "America" with datelines of New York, Williamsburgh & Philadelphia noting: "The governor has given his assent to an act for raising 5000 pounds towards assisting the Virginians against the French." and also "Three hundred Indians, men, women, & children are arrived at Auchwick from the Ohio who were drove off by the French & orders have been given for granting them protection & provisions.".
Among other articles in the issue are: "Concealed Love Terminates in Lunacy" "Critical Remarks on Blindness" "Remarks on the Fur Trade" which has much on the Hudson Bay Company and other American references, this article taking close to 1 1/2 pages (see for portions). A wealth of other interesting articles as well.
Included are the two full page plates called for, one showing "Christenbury Craigs in Cumberland".
Complete in 48 pages, 6 by 9 inches untrimmed, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice condition.
A very nice magazine from the "mother country" from the French & Indian War era 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