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Botany Bay... George Washington...

Item # 651046 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1791  Included is an interesting article headed: "Botany Bay", being a letter from Mr. White, surgeon-general at Botany Bay datelined Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, New South Wales, April 17, 1790. This articles takes a bit over a full page.
This is followed by an article headed: "America" which includes a portion of President George Washington's speech to Congress on the opening of the current session relating to the incursion of Indians into settled areas, beginning: "It has been heretofore known to Congress that frequent incursions have been made to our frontier settlements by certain banditti if Indians from the north-west side of the Ohio..." (see photos).
Among other articles within are: "On The Antiquity of Oxford & Cambridge" "Remarks on Ferber's Theory of the Formation of Volcanoes" "Original Letter of Oliver Cromwell" dated April 17, 1643, and much more.
All 3 plates called for are present: "S.W. View of Marden Church, Herefordshire" with a related article; "North View of the Mansion of Sir Walter Rawlegh [Raleigh] at Islington"; and yet another full page plate which has 4 images (see photos).
Complete in 96 pages with a full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. Measures 5 1/4 by 8 1/4  inches, nice condition.

A very nice magazine from the late 18th century 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

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