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Battle of Eutaw Springs...



Item # 642828 GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1782  Near the back is over a page of "American News" with reports on closing events of the war, including an item from Philadelphia: "Laurence Marr & John Moody, both of Col. Barton's Tory regiment, were apprehended in this city on suspicion of being spies...were both sentenced to die...". Also: "...the American generals Greene & Hayter have issued an edict for a general pardon to all those persons who took the oath of allegiance during Lord Cornwallis's march to Virginia....".
An item from Fishkill notes: "....the enemy have been completely disappointed in their designs on the northern frontiers of this state..." with more. And a report from South Carolina notes: "...that Major Craig, with the troops were arrived at Charles-Town; that all the outposts were called in to reinforce the garrison..." with more.
Further on are additional Revolutionary War reports with news on: "...an account of the action between him [Col. Stewart] and Gen. Greene on the 8th of September...his satisfaction in having totally defeated Gen. Greene & taken from him 2 pieces of cannon...", with more. This was the Battle of Eutaw Springs.
The issue begins with 7 pages of reports from the House of Commons, and includes a number of additional articles which provide a glimpse of the period. Also included the foldout plate called for.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice, clean condition.

A very nice magazine from the closing moments of the Revolutionary War 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 287 (released for October, 2019)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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