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Washington and Cornwallis in Virginia...



Item # 657751 GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, July, 1781  The "Historical Chronicle" begins with: "Plan for Putting an End to the American War & for Laying the Foundation of a Permanent Peace with the Thirteen Colonies". Another report has some good talk on military affairs in America including: "...Lord Cornwallis has entered Virginia; that a reinforcement has entered Chesapeak...on receiving intelligence of the arrival there of Gen. Cornwallis...two intercepted letters from Gen. Washington to la Fayette, the first dated New Windsor & Acquaints the marquis with the sailing of reinforcement of 1500 men mentioned in Gen. Clinton's letter... and gives him hopes of being soon joined by General Wayne with his Pennsylvanians...". Additional reports further on including: "...the state of affairs in Virginia; that Maj. Gen. Phillips is dead; that Ld. Cornwallis has entered Virginia; that a reinforcement has entered Chesapeak..." and also: "In this dispatch were two intercepted letters from Gen. Washington to the Marquis  de la Fayette, the first dated New Windsor...The second letter is private...& contains a full discovery of their intended operations..." with much more, carrying over to the following page (see photos).
There is also an interesting review of a new publication: "Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America in the Years 1766, 1767 & 1768, by Jonathan Carver..." (see for portions).
This issue includes the full page plate called for. Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice condition.

A very nice 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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