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Reward for capturing privateers off Cape Henlopen and Long Island... Battle at Fontenoy...



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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, June, 1745  There is a half page headed: "Plantation News" with reports from Boston, New York, and Jamaica. The New York report notes offer of a reward: "...to all privateers who shall take or destroy any enemy's privateer on their coast between Cape Henlopen and the east end of Long Island...".
Among many articles in this issue are: "Ships Taken by the Spaniards & French" which takes nearly two pages and has mention of action off the coast of America; "On the late Battle at Fontenoy" "Bravery of the Duke of Cumberland at Tournay" "Of the Victory Obtained by the Prussians in Silesia" "Mr. Yate's Theory of Comets Overturn'd" "A Farther Account of the Protestant Mission in Malabar" "A View of Dr. Mead's Essay on Poisons" and "The French Relation of the Battle near Tournay".
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has two small items mentioning the situation in the West Indies and the need to protect trade in Jamaica.
There are no maps or plates called for in this issue.
Complete in 56 pgs. full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, in very good condition.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War 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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