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With a rare plate of the people of Tahiti... Much on the troubles beetween England and the colonies...
Item # 642386 THE SCOTS MAGAZINE, APPENDIX for 1774 This is essentially the "supplement" issue produced at the end of the year. It begins with 7 pages of text: "From Capt. Cook's Voyage" with much On his time at Tahiti, noted here as Otaheite, including much on their manners, dress, habits, religion, geography, etc. And included is a very rare full page plate showing "A man and woman of the Island of Otaheite" plus "Head curiously tatoowed" and "The manner in which they defy their enemies." (see)
Following this are 8 pages of: "American Papers and Proceedings" which has tremendous reporting on the growing troubles between the colonies and England. Not the least of the reports is the lengthy text of what became know as the "Declaration and Resolves on Colonial Rights of the First Continental Congress".
Also included is a terrific letter "To the Inhabitants of the American Colonies", essentially a report of the work of the First Continental Congress. It is a very lengthy document, excerpted in this issue as it omits a portion noted: "Here the letter gives a long recital of American grievances...they are omitted here." (see). But still quite lengthy and ends: "...and we fervently beseech his divine goodness to take you into his gracious protection. Signed by order of the Congress."
This is followed by the first of what would be three letters: "To the Inhabitants of Canada, now Quebec". Their purpose was to draw the large French-speaking population to the American revolutionary cause, but it ultimately failed. This letter takes over 4 pages.
And the great content continues with a fine letter "To General Gage" from the Continental Congress, with his reply, and even more.
The index for the full year is included at the back. Complete in 52 pages, the "Contents" is printed in the top half of the front page, 5 by 8 inches, great condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's