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Pirate troubles in the Caribbean...
Item # 647075 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1737 Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Some regular Troops necessary in a free Government against Civil Insurrections" "Tumults, How Best Suppressed" "Arbitrary Power the Consequence of Popery and the Jacobite Scheme" and more.
Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe. Included is a report which discusses the problem with pirates in the Caribbean, with the article containing: "The Spaniards continuing to take & plunder our ships in the West Indies, & having very lately taken the George...our merchants trading to America found themselves obliged to address his Majesty on that account...the fair & lawful trade of your Majesty's subjects to the British Plantations in America hath been greatly interrupted...not only by their ships having been frequently stopped & searched but also forcibly & arbitrarily seized on the High Seas..." with more (see photos).
There are no plates or maps called for in this issue.
Complete in 62 pages full title/index page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches, in very good condition.
A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. 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