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Debate on the Maryland Constitution...



Item # 651129 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1763  Over two pages within are taken up with: "Queries Relative to the Constitution of Maryland" which raises such questions as: "Does not the legislature of Maryland consist of three branches...?...Who composes the Upper House?...Does not the council consist of 12 members when complete?...Who sits as judges in the superior courts of judicature?..." and more, there being 17 such queries in total.
Also within this issue is a nice article: "Some Account of the Government of East and West Florida..." with some great detail & takers about 2 pages. Part of this territory would later become Alabama.
Near the back is the: "Historical Chronicle" which contains the latest news reports of the day, mostly European but it does contain a a report from Jeffery Amherst which begins: "On the 14th of October a very large body of Indians, supposed to be 500 or more, attack'd a convoy...returning with some waggons from the fort at the lower landing at Niagara...marched instantly to support the convoy, were surrounded by the whole body of Indians..." with more (see).
Contains the full page plate called for but is lacking the map. Page 552 was missing but has been replaced by a page from another issue which had been damaged.
Complete in 48 pages with a full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, very nice, clean condition.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War era magazine 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

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