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John Hancock resigns as President of Congress...
Item # 643047
August 1, 1786
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1786 Included is a: "Topographical Description of Hastings in Sussex", England, which also includes a nice foldout plate; "Jew's Harp"; much on the: "Summary of Proceedings in the Third Session of Parliament"; and so much more. News the back is almost a full page of reports headed: "American News". Among the items here is an interesting item concerning a request from Mass. to secure armaments from the United States & a response as to why that cannot be done. Plus various reports from Congress including mention that: "...John Hancock, being prevented by sickness from attending Congress, has requested Congress to accept of his resignation of President..." (see).
Included are the two plates called for, one of which is a foldout.
Complete in 94 pages, 5 1/2 by 9 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, some wear to the back leaf only, generally very nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's