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Carolina described... Sailing for Georgia...



Item # 647073 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1732  Near the back is the "Monthly Intelligencer" which has the latest news reports of the day including a report about the "new Colony of Georgia" which states in part: "The Ann Galley...is on the point of sailing...for the new Colony of Georgia, with 35 Families, consisting of Carpenters, Bricklayers, Farmers, who take all proper instruments. The men were learning Military Discipline...as must all that go thither, and to carry Musquets, Bayonets, and Swords, to defend the Colony in case of an Attack from the Indians. She has on board 10 Ton of Alderman Parson's best Beer...for the Service of the Colony. James Oglethorpe, Esq; one of the Trustees, goes with them to see them settled."  . Also near the back is a list of the: "Trustees for  the Colony of Georgia, with the Places of Their Abode" and which includes: "James Oglethorpe, Esq." (see images). Great to have this listing from the founding year of the colony of Georgia.

There are also two pages on the: "Conclusion of Mr. Purry's Account of Carolina" which is very descriptive (see images).

The issue begins with ten pages of "Debates in Last Session of Parliament", followed by 29 pages of "Weekly Essays in October". This section has various reports from the many newspapers in England including the Daily Courant, Universal Spectator, Applebee's Journal, Weekly Register, London Journal, Fog's Journal, The Craftsman, The Free Briton, and more. These newspapers report on a wide range of topics including: "On Secret Service Money" "Of Ghosts, Demons, and Spectres" "On the Choice of Governors for Colonies" "Of Fortune-Telling" "Of True & False Ambition" "Of Printer's Devils" & much more.

Complete in 56 pages, 5 by 8 inches with a full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, and in nice condition. There were no plates or maps in issues of this early date.

A very nice magazine from the "mother country" from near the beginning of its existence, containing a wide range of varied content. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun just the year before in 1731 and lasting until 1907.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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