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Item # 643857   THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1779  A very special feature of this issue is the foldout map titled: "A Chart Of Delaware Bay and River..." showing as far north as Philadelphia (see). This map measures 8 by 10 1/4 inches & is in very nice condition.
The first five pages have a summary of debates in Parliament, which include much discussion of the Revolutionary War, a few bits including: "...that America was 50 millions in debt; that her armies are almost annihilated; that her people are starving, & are suffering every species of political oppression under the tyranny of a most diabolical usurpation..." and: "...that whatever boasted advantages we may have gained in Carolina, that capital must, like Philadelphia, be abandoned for want of force sufficient to retain it..." and so much more.
Near the back is "American News" which has a great deal on the Revolutionary War, taking 3 pages (see for portions). "Also a great letter from the governor of South Carolina to Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia, beginning: "Sir, the enemy having crossed from Georgia to this State...were this morning within 68 miles of us...in this situation I thought it my duty to request the aid of our brethren of Virginia..." Another military letter concerning affairs in Georgia & S. Carolina, mentioning: "Charlestown has offered to capitulate..." plus talk of affairs around West Point, with talk of it being: "...the key to Hudson's River. It is looked upon to be the best fort we ever had on that river, being bomb-proof..." with mention of Gen. Washington proceeding towards it. Another letter from Gen. Clinton to Germain on events around Stony Point, plus even more reporting on the war. A great issue with a wealth of reading.
Complete in 48 pages,
5 by 8 1/2 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice, clean condition.

A very nice 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: British

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