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Reverend George Whitefield... Methodism...

Reports from South Carolina, St. Augustine, and Georgia... slavery...



Item # 647979
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, June, 1739  Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe. One of the reports is from Switzerland & notes: "...people who went from this country to inhabit the British colonies of Carolina and Georgia are returning from thence, the climate not agreeing with them." 
This is followed by a  report from Charleston, South Carolina which begins: "The Spaniards of St. Augustine near Georgia have issued a Proclamation giving freedom to all white servants & Negroes or Indian Slaves belonging to Carolina, Purrisburg [Purrysburg, SC?], or Georgia..." with a bit more (see photos).

The ongoing coverage of Reverend George Whitefield continues with: "Extract of a Vindication of the Rev. M. Whitefield" and "Answers to Queries Sent to him [Whitefield] by Reverend Tucker", with additional mentions of Methodism.


Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "To the Translator of the Jewish Letters"  "Of Propagating Christian Knowledge in the Highlands of Scotland"  "Serpents Not Created Hideous" and more.

Complete in 56 pgs. with full title/index page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures about 5 by 8 inches, very nice 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

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