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Much on military action in Georgia & the Carolinas... Map of a battle in the Caribbean...



Item # 644358 GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1779 

* Much on the revolutionary War
* Map of a battle in the Caribbean


The issue begins with 8 pages of "Summary of the Debates in Parliament" which includes much talk on the Revolutionary War, including: "...that war was for the future to assume a new face;...& that the French & the Americans, as they were embarked in the same cause, were to be treated in the same manner. He thought it a happy owmen...to see the friends of America so alarmed at it; & their terrors he deemed the forerunners of that general consternation in America which would make the deluded colonists open their eyes before it was too late & return to  their allegiance to their Mother Country..." and so much more.

Further on is a letter from Col. Campbell to Lord George Germaine dated at Savannah, Jan. 16, which takes over 4 1/2 have with terrific detail of his campaign in that theater of the war, near the end of which he notes: "...I am now preparing to march with all the light troops & a battalion of the 71st to Augusta with a view to secure that important post & give every possible encouragement, protection, & aid to his Majesty's loyal subjects in the back countries of both the Carolinas...". History tells us Campbell would capture Augusta by January 29. This is followed for an oath pledging allegiance to the King, to be signed by all the loyal subjects in Georgia (see). This is then followed by a letter signed by General A. Provost, datelined at Savannah, Jan. 18, regarding military action there (see). Further to the back is a lengthy letter from General Prevost datelined "Ebenezer, in Georgia, March 5".
Also of significance is the foldout map titled: "Plan of St. Lucia in the West Indies", where much military action took place, & which shows the positions of the various French & British shops during the battle in December, 1778 (see). This map folds out to measure 8 1/4 by 10 1/2 inches & is in nice condition. There is much related text as well. This is the only plate called for in this issue.

The "Historical Chronicle" also makes note that: "...Capt. Cook...on board the Resolution, in company with the Discovery, Capt. Clarke, in order to make some discoveries on the coasts, islands, and seas of Japan and California..." (see).

Complete in 54 pages with full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, very nice, clean condition.

A nice Revolutionary War era magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content beyond the war reports noted below. This was the very first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731.

Category: British

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