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Concerns for political troubles in creating a new government...
Item # 641389 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1784
* Pre-United States Constitution concerns
Among the articles are: "Ancient Customs Elucidated--The Feast of Yule" "History of the Race of Gypsies Further Illustrated" which takes nearly 3 pages; "An Account of the Experiments Made by the Aerostatic Machine of M.M. Montgolfier" the famous balloonist (see); and more.
There is over half a page on the Quakers' address to Congress on their concern for the slave trade (see), and also half a column on: "American Intelligence" which includes a letter noting: "...Our government in this part of the world is not yet well established, and I am really afraid that this country will experience some dreadful political convulsions before this desirable establishment takes place..." (see).
Both plates called for are present, one of which is a foldout.
Complete in 80 pages, 5 by 8 inches, with a full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. This periodical was the first ever to use the word "magazine" in its title.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's