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Washington celebrated in Phila. en-route to his inauguration...
Item # 647031
June 1, 1789
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1789 Among the articles are: "Extract from a Sermon at Bristol on the Slave Trade" "Description of a Tour Through the West of England" and so much more. But the best content is news headed: "America" which reports from Philadelphia: "...his Excellency George Washington, the President Elect of the United States, arrived in this city...His Excellency rode o horseback in front of the procession. The number of spectators who filled the doors, windows, and streets which he passed was greater than on any other occasion we ever remember...Every countenance seemed to say, 'Long, long live George Washington, the Father of the People!'...At 3 o'clock his Excellency sat down to an elegant entertainment of 250 at City Tavern...This Excellency, having traveled with great expedition from Mount Vernon, proceeded yesterday morning for New York." (see photos). Washington was en-route to New York for his inauguration which would happen on April 30.
Present are the 4 full page plates called for.
Complete in 96 pages, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, nice condition.
A very nice magazine from the "mother country" not long after the end of the Revolutionary War. 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