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Battle of Monmouth... Reflecting on Burgoyne's defeat...

Item # 642286 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1778  The very first article is: "Debates In Parliament" which includes much talk on the Revolutionary War, and includes in part: "...was in hope...that the lamentable fate of General Burgoyne & his army, as it was an evil of the first magnitude, might...have been productive of some good..." and a bit further on: "...The Americans have humbled themselves even to meanness before their haughty task masters, and what has their abject submission produced? The most contemptuous insolence; the most mortifying neglect. And will the American again submit to a similar treatment from their declared, their inveterate enemies? They never will..." "...Their independence was carried in Congress but by a majority of two voices..." "...it was fairly owned that the reduction of America is impracticable...if it were  subdued, it would not be worth the charge..." with more taking close to 5 pages.
Another page discusses the departure of General Howe, in a letter from an officer in Philadelphia, taking 4 pages. Also: "...Account of the Reception of  the Commissioners by the Congress in America..." concerning attempts to find a peace with England. This is followed by a letter to the President of Congress, and several other letters concerning the war, including one signed in type by: G. Washington. There is also: "Particulars of the Life & Character of General Washington" (see for beginning).
A brief item notes: "A commission passed the Great Seal appointing Sir Henry Clinton Commander in Chief of the forces in America from Nova Scotia to West Florida." A nice & lengthy letter signed: H. Clinton, begins: "...I evacuated Philadelphia on the 18th of June..." then continues with nice detail of the historic Battle of Monmouth, including the list of killed, wounded & missing. Other war content as well.
Includes the full page plate which features a print of King Henry VIII (see).
Complete in 56 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, great condition.

A very nice Revolutionary War era magazine from the "mother country" 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.

Item from Catalog 285 (released for August, 2019)...

Category: British

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