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Sewall & the churches in New England... The Jacobite Rebellion...



Item # 643046
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1746  Nine pages at the beginning of the issue are taken up with reports on events in Parliament under the guise of: "Proceedings & Debates in the Senate of Lilliput" as direct reporting on Parliamentary events was prohibited.
Three pages are taken up with a lengthy list of: "Ships Taken from the French & Spaniards" including mention of many to or from America. Most of a page is taken up with a print of an: "Inscription on an Old Monument", with related text (see images).
There is: "The Humble Address of the Pastors of the Churches in his Majesty's Province of the Massachusett's Bay in New England, Assembled in Boston..." with an item signed by: Joseph Sewall.
An article: "Reflections on the Behaviour of the two Rebel Lords lately Executed" is concerning Kilmarnock and Balmerino (see images).
Among articles in this issue are: "On Papists Praying for the Souls of Executed Rebels" "Description of Genoa", Italy; "Account of the...Feast given by the English Factory at Lisbon on their receiving the News of the decisive Victory of Culloden..." (see for portions).
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports from throughout Europe. Included is some content relating to the Jacobite Rebellion, including: "Proceedings against the Rebels at Carlisle".
Complete in 56 pages, measures 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. The full page plate called for is present (see images).

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. 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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