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Oswego in the French & Indian War... Judaica item...
Item # 651014 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1756 Under the heading: "American News" is a report which includes: "...concerning Oswego still continue to be contradictory...the last letters from Albany say that the French had burnt the fort & put almost the whole garrison to the sword..." and mention that Col. Webb was sent to reinforce the place & found the fort blown up & found "...about 500 dead bodies scattered in & about the place...". Not a lengthy report yet historically important (see images).
Also of interest is an article: "Curious Jewish Instrument from the Hebrew" which takes nearly half a page & is signed: Aaron, the son of Rabby Haim (see images).
Contains the fold-out map of Europe called for.
Complete in 48 pages with a full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, very nice condition.
A very nice War magazine from during the French & Indian War from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content. 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