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Trouble with the Indians in America...



Item # 642793 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1763  The issue begins with: "Two Proposals for Establishing a Lasting Peace & Friendship with the Indians in North America" which takes over 1 1/2 pages.
Other articles include: "Account of the Discovery & Conquest of Siberia"; a letter: "To Peter Collinson, Esq., from the Rev. Jared Eliot at Killingsworth in Connecticut, New England" (see for beginning); and "From the Virginia Gazette...Jeremiah Brown's Method of Making Salt Petre..."; "An Account of the Success of Mons. Daviel's method of Extracting Cataracts"; over a few columns with a letter from Cambridge, New England, which includes many Hebrew words (see); and more.
Of additional interest are nearly 1 1/2 pages on: "An Account of the Disturbances in North America" which begins: "The American papers are crowded with accounts of the distresses of the back settlers in several of the provinces, particularly those of Maryland, Philadelphia, and Virginia..." with the Indians. Also: "...Detroit, the French fort on the Illinois, the most considerable but at the same time the most remote from our antient settlements, was the place against which the Indians have exerted their utmost force..." with much accounting of the troubles with the Indians (see).
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day, mostly European but there is a letter from Charleston (see).
Includes both of the full page plates called for.
Complete in 52 pages, 5 by 8 inches with full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, tiny pin holes in the blank spine margin, nice condition.

A very nice pre-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.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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