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The Jay Treaty is ratified... Ben Franklin, Capt. Cook, & Congress...
Item # 643240 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1795
* Jay Treaty ratification
* Captain James Cook
* Benjamin Franklin
Included are two correspondences concerning the conflicting information on whether Ben Franklin requested that Capt. Cook, in his naval adventures, not be taken by American naval forces during the Revolutionary War (see).
Near the back are a few bits of: "American News" with datelines from Quebec and New York, the latter noting: "The Treaty of Amity, Commerce & Navigation between Great Britain & the United States of America, was ratified on the 24th by the Senate of the United States. It is understood that this is the final decision of the United States on the subject...". This is the historic Jay Treaty (see hyperlink for details).
Included are the 3 full page plates called for.
Complete in 88 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, nice condition.
A very nice 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