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Letter to Washington re: his slaves... Thomas Paine letter...
Item # 645196 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, October, 1797
* Letter to Thomas Paine
* Letter to George Washington regarding his keeping of slaves
Among the many articles under "Review of New Publications" is: "A Letter to the Infamous Tom Paine, in Answer to His Letter to Gen. Washington, by Peter Porcupine." this is followed by: "Expostulatory Letter to George Washington, of Mount Vernon, in Virginia, on His Continuing to be a Proprietor of Slaves, by Edward Rushton".
Near the back is news headed: "America, West Indies, etc." with much from the Caribbean, but also a report from Philadelphia concerning the spread of the Yellow Fever (see photos).
Lacking all three plates called for.
Complete in 86 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, close-trimmed on the front cover otherwise in nice condition.
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