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676773

Paul Revere as Grand Master of his Masonic Lodge...

Item #676773

September 07, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 7, 1796  The top of page 3 has a nice advertisement for the "Grand Lodge" of the Masons, signed in type: "Most Worshipful PAUL REVERE, G, Master", a position he held with the Masons at that time.

Much other news items of the day including a brief letter signed in type: Buonaparte.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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676770

Sam Adams and Paul Revere...

Item #676770

September 03, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 3, 1796  Over a column on the front page is taken up with a law concerning the creation of Congressional districts in Mass. for the purpose of electing representatives for Congress, signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

The top of page 3 has a nice advertisement for the "Grand Lodge" of the Masons, signed in type: "Most Worshipful PAUL... See More  

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676767

Sam Adams...

Item #676767

August 27, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 27, 1796  The front page has a full column taken up with three Acts of the Mass. legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Page 2 has much reporting on the Napoleonic War, one report beginning: "Gen. Buonaparte has ordered an any of 25,000 men to penetrate into the Ecclesiastical States..." with more.

Four pages, very nice con... See More  

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676763

Full text of Washington's Proclamation regarding Spain...

Item #676763

August 24, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 20 and 24, 1796  A pair of issues: beginning on the front page of the Aug. 20 issue, carrying over to page 2, and concluding on pages 1 and 2 of the Aug. 24 issue is the complete text of the: "PROCLAMATION"  by the President for putting into effect a treaty with Spain. It is signed in script type at its conclusion: Geo. Washington.

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676762

Samuel Adams as governor of Massachusetts...

Item #676762

August 17, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 17, 1796  The front page has "An ACT for incorporating certain persons for the purpose of building a Bridge over the Acuishnet River in the town of New-Bedford." signed in type by the Mass. governor: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, very nice, clean condition.

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676761

A toast to Washington, and others...

Item #676761

August 06, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 6, 1796  Page 2 has an interesting item: "Recent Instance of the Patriotism of Our Young Men" which is followed by various "Toasts", the first to: "George Washington, President of the United States--May his wisdom & integrity continue to preserve the happiness & liberties of America...".

Four pages, a page 2 archival mend... See More  

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676760

Sam Adams...

Item #676760

July 30, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 30, 1796  The front page has a full column taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature signed in type by its governor: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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676759

Washington letter to Congress...

Item #676759

June 04, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 4, 1796  Page 2 has: "A message...received from the President of the United States..." to Congress, beginning: "The measures now in operation for taking possession of the posts of Detroit and Machilimachinac..." with more, signed in type by the President: Go. Washington.

Four pages, nice condition.

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676758

Governor Sam Adams addresses his legislature...

Item #676758

June 01, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 1, 1796  The middle of page 2 has most of a column taken up with an: "Address" of the governor of Mass. to his legislature, signed in type by him: Samuel Adams.

Page 3 has a nice advertisement for: "Church Bells of any size, cast...By PAUL REVERE..." with further details.

Four pages, nice condition.

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676757

Tennessee to become a state in the Union...

Item #676757

April 20, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 20, 1796  A report on page 2 headed: "Tenesee [sic]" notes: "...relative to the territory south of the Ohio reported that that territory, now bearing the name of the State of Tenesee, was entitled to all the privileges enjoyed by the other States of the Union, and that it should be one of the sixteen states of America. Read twice & committe... See More  

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676755

Sam Adams... The Western military posts...

Item #676755

August 10, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 10, 1796  The front page has a full column taken up with two Acts of the Mass. legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Page 2 has an article: "The Western Posts Taken Possession of" which is a letter from Capt. James Bruff to the Secretary of War dated at Fort Oswego.

Also a report from the: "Bristol Academy" now h... See More  

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676754

Paul Revere and George Washington...

Item #676754

March 09, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 9, 1796  Page 2 has an Act of Congress concerning a loan on the domestic debt which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by John Adams. Also on page 2 is a: "Tribute Of Respect" to: "...the Great WASHINGTON."

Page 3 has a Masonic notice for the "Grand Lodge" which is signed in type by... See More  

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676753

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1700...

Item #676753

April 17, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 17, 1701



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* At the turn of the 18th century




This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is... See More  

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676752

Ratification of the Jay Treaty... Three script signatures by Washington...

Item #676752

March 05, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 5, 1796  The front page has the document on the controversial Jay Treaty headed: "Ratification of the United States" reading in part: "Now, therefore, I George Washington....declare...a treaty...between the United States...and his Britannic Majesty...by the consent of the President...with the advice and consent of the Senate..." and is sig... See More  

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676751

Creating the town of Castine...

Item #676751

March 02, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 2, 1796  The front page has a full column on the creation of the town of Castine, Maine, being an Act of the Massachusetts Legislature reading: "An ACT to divide the town of Penobscot into two distinct towns; and to incorporate the southerly part thereof into a town by the name of Castine." with the lengthy text, signed in type: Samuel Adams.

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676749

Signed by Governor Sam Adams... Much on Washington...

Item #676749

February 24, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 24, 1796  The front page has two Acts of the Massachusetts Legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Page 2 includes a report on the celebration of the 65th birthday of President George Washington, as well as an account from Harvard on honoring Washington.

Another pg. 2 item: "Washington Street" mentions: "The citizens of... See More  

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676747

More on the Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #676747
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1746  Near the beginning is: "Court Martial Sentence of Capt. Burrish" and "Sentence on Capt. Edmund Williams of the Royal Oak".

There is content concerning the Jacobite Rebellion including: "Carlisle Invested by the Duke of Cumberland" followed by: "Description of Carlisle Castle". Also: "Accounts o
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676745

The siege of Bergen-on-Zoom...

Item #676745
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1747  This issue features a full page plate which includes several illustrations. Plus over a full page is taken up with a sheet of music.

Articles include: "Letter of a Persian Spy" "Papists Charged with Irreligion & Cruelty" "Inconveniences of Hoop Petticoats" "Solar Eclipse Calculated" "Fren
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676735

18th century runaway slave ad...

Item #676735

January 07, 1795

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 7, 1795



* Rare 18th century American title

* (1) Slavery advertisement




Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements including one on page 3 for a runaway N... See More  

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676734

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #676734

November 13, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 13, 1794



* 18th century American title



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. Contains news of the day and various advertisements.

Page 4 includes 4 illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue in nice condition.

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676733

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #676733

August 04, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 4, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (3) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 13 illustrated ship ads and 3 slave related ads. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages in good condition.... See More  

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676732

Early Ben Franklin item...

Item #676732
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1747  Inside includes the well-known Ben Franklin item: "Speech of Molly Baker". This is the earliest Ben Franklin appearance in a Gentleman's Magazine and perhaps within any British publication, as confirmed by the Franklin Papers, Yale University.

Nearly five pages are taken up with an: "Account of the Behaviour and E
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676731

Map of Italy... Comets...

Item #676731
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1742Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice full page: "Map of Italy" which shows the various borders of the states at that time, including Tuscany, Naples, Ecclesiastical State, Milan, Savoy, Venice, and more.

Also included in the map are Corsica, Sardinia, a portion of Sicily, as well as portions of France (including Proven
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676730

Report from Georgia...

Item #676730
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1742  Near the back is a letter prefaced with: "The Deposition of Samuel Cloake...taken Prisoner off Augustine by the Spaniards in May, 1742" with the letter datelined: Frederica in Georgia.

Among articles in this issue are: "To the Freeholders of Great Britain".

There are no maps or plates called for in this issue.

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676729

The Jacobite Rebellion... Battle of Culloden....

Item #676729
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1746  There is much fine content on the Jacobite Rebellion including the very first article noted in the table of contents as: "The Young Pretender's reasons for Retiring from Stirling & account of his affairs in Scotland, sent to his Father".

Additional content on the Rebellion is found in over 8 pages of: "Accounts of
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676728

The origin of chess... Print of a comet...

Item #676728
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1742  Perhaps the best article within is titled: "The Origin of the Game of Chess from the French of M. Frevet" which includes nearly 2 pages and contains much detail.

The article begins: "In the beginning of the fifth century of the Christian era, there was in the Indies a very powerfull Prince..." and further on is: &q
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676727

Various reports concerning Canada and the Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #676727
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1746  Included is a detailed article concerning the: "...Maps drawn for...History of New France..." which takes over six pages, very descriptive of the eastern portion of Canada.

Other items of interest in this issue include reports on the Jacobite Rebellion with: "Rebels' Account of the Battle of Falkirk" "Pro... See More  

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676726

Very early report on cricket...

Item #676726
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1743  Within this issue is a very early and interesting article titled: "Of Publick Cricket Matches" concerning the sport of cricket, with much detail.

The text includes: "Cricket is certainly a very innocent & wholesome exercise, yet it may be abused if either great or little people make it their business. It is grossly
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676725

Terrific map of the countries of the Baltic...

Item #676725
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1748  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the great, foldout map.

The placement of plates in this title always seems to confound, as many are not in the issue noted on the title/contents page, but rather in another issue of the same year.

Such is the case here, as this issue has a very nice fold-out map meant for the October issue, descr... See More  

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676724

Anti-Jacobite Creed... The importance of Nova Scotia...

Item #676724
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1748  The issue begins with an: "Extract of a Letter Giving an Account of a Survey of the N. West Coast of England..." with a small print on page 4.

Also in this issue: "Of the Invention of Shorthand" with a full page of characters of words; "An Anti-Jacobite's Creed, Alluding to Indiscriminate Charges in the Jacobit... See More  

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676723

Early electricity experiments... Nice map of Italy...

Item #676723
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1747  One of the better articles in this issue is: "Considerations on the State of the Spanish Affairs in their American Dominions" which takes over 2 pages.

Over a full page is taken up with: "Electrical Experiments Proposed". Among the "Poetical Essays" is one titled: "A Hymn for the 9th of October 1746 being t... See More  

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676722

Canada content...

Item #676722
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1747  Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with various news reports of the day, including an "Extract of a Letter from Cape Breton which is in Canada, and some reports on the trial of Lord Lovat.  There is also: "A Description of the Town and Harbour of Louisbourgh, on the Island of Cape Breton..." which t
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676721

Ships lost off the coast of Florida...

Item #676721
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1748  Among the articles in this issue are: "Hebrew the Primitive Language" "Draught of a Water Engine" "Insurrections of the Populace in Holland" and much more.

Near the back is a report from "Carolina" which mentions: "Thirty vessels have lately been lost on the coast of Florida within 60 leagues ... See More  

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676720

Great and rare map of Montreal... Death of the King of England...

Item #676720
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1760  

Perhaps the prime item is the very nice foldout map headed: "A Particular Map to Illustrated Gen. Amherst's Expedition to Montreal with a Plan of the Town & Draught of the Island".

The map has a very nice inset of the city of Montreal, and another of the island, with the main map showing the general vicinity. It folds out t... See More  

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676719

Franklin's experiments with electricity... prints of birds... The Smoky Mountains...

Item #676719
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1752 

This issue includes a lengthy: "Letter from a Gentleman in Virginia" which is focused on the "smoaky weather" in Virginia, likely leading to the name of the "Smoky Mountains" of North Carolina. This article takes the equivalent of a full page and is followed by: "Observations on the Above Phenomena of the We... See More  

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676718

The troubles of Oglethorpe in Georgia...

Item #676718
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1744  An inside page has a report which includes: "...had a commission to be engineer with a salary of 15s a day, given him by Gen. James Oglethorpe who also conferred upon him many other favours having under pretence of sickness, left Georgia when the Spaniards came up to invade the same with a fleet and army of between 4 and 5,000 men, whi
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676717

Benjamin Franklin's lightning rod experiment...

Item #676717
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1752  An inside page has an extremely significant article titled: "A Cut and Description of a Machine, easily constructed, for making the Experiment by which Franklin's new Theory of Thunder is demonstrated" with descriptive text showing how this experiment works. Each piece of the illustration is identified as well.

A great and e
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676716

General Oglethorpe and the Creek Indians...

Item #676716
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1742  Among the articles are: "Description of Prague" and "Description of Egra".

Near the back is a report which includes: "Gen. Oglethorpe arrived here on the 6th...from St. Simons without the loss of a man. The same day the Creek Indians brought in five Spanish prisoners..." with much more.

Includes one full
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676715

Escape of Bonnie Prince Charlie...

Item #676715
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1746  The most historic content is the 1 1/2 page article: "Account of the Young Pretender's Escape after the Battle of Culloden".

Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports from throughout Europe which includes content relating to the Jacobite Rebellion, including more on: "Furthe
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676691

Map of the Island of Martinique... Early American Indians...

Item #676691
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1759  Certainly the prime content is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Martinico from the latest & best Authorities." with an inset labeled: "A Map of that Part of Guadaloupe where the English made their Defense, Jan. 23, 1759."

The map shows considerable detail and measures 8 by 10 1/4 inches and is in great cond... See More  

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676690

Death of composer George F. Handel... George Washington in the French & Indian War... Foldout maps...

Item #676690
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1759  Near the back is an inconspicuous yet very significant report on the death of famed composer George Frederick Handel.

Under the heading: "List of Deaths for the Year 1759" is an entry reading: "Geo. Fred. Handel, Esq; a great musician. He was born in Germany in 1685, and had been in England 50 years."

This report is supp... See More  

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676689

Ben Franklin and his electrical experiments...

Item #676689
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1757  The prime feature is a nice report prefaced with: "Electrical Experiments made in pursuance of those of Mr. Canton, dated Dec. 3 1753; with explanations by Mr. Benjamin Franklin", with several references to Franklin within the article. A nice, period item from during the early period of Franklin's life.

An article near the ba... See More  

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676688

French & Indian War...

Item #676688
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1759 There is a lengthy article titled: "Instructions by Major General Wolfe in Case of an Invasion" which has much detail. The "Historical Chronicle" also has several reports concerning the French & Indian War.

Other articles in the issue noted in the table of contents include:

"An Accurate Description of the... See More  

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676687

Ben Franklin on the Stamp Act repeal...

Item #676687
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1767  One of the more notable articles is: "Protest Against Repealing the American Stamp Act" which takes over two pages (photos show portions) and provides some fascinating insight into this heated topic.

Also present is: "The Examination of Doctor Benjamin Franklin, Relative to the Repeal of the American Stamp Act in 1767" whi... See More  

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676686

Major event at Crown Point, the French & Indian War...

Item #676686
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1759  An inside page contains a great report on one of the more significant battles of the French & Indian War, headed: "Letter from Maj. Gen. Amherst to Mr. Secretary Pitt, dated Crown Point, August 5" which gives a day-by-day account of the siege at Fort St. Frederick from July 27 to August 5.

Some of the reports near the e
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676685

Early Georgia...

Item #676685
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1759  The first article is: "A Description of Havre de Grace" which takes over a full page. The accompanying map is lacking.

Also within: "An Account of the Heat of the Weather in Georgia, by Hen. Ellis, Esq. Governor" datelined from Georgia, July 17, 1758. An interesting and early article on Georgia which takes over a colum
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676683

Patriotic plea by John Dickinson... John Hancock & his troubles...

Item #676683
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1769  Content includes: "A New Voyage to the West Indies, Giving an Account of the various Nations that dwell near the great river Mississippi, ..." which is extremely descriptive of the western lands of America and the native American Indians in the area and taking over 4 pages.

Also within: "...Letter from General Paoli to ... See More  

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676682

Plate of a "real" mermaid, and a plate of a castle...

Item #676682
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1759  The issue begins with an: "Historical Description of the country Round Quebec" which was the focus of the French & Indian War at the time (see). This article takes 2 pages.

Also in this issue is: "Some Account of Tattershall Castle" which  includes a very nice full page plate of it. It still exists today in Li... See More  

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676680

Negotiations with the Cherokee Indian Nation...

Item #676680
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1760  Inside has: "A Brief Account of the Negotiation between Governor Lyttelton and Artakullakulla (or the "Little Carpenter"), Deputee of the Whole Cherokee Nation & other Headmen and Warriors of that Nation". This text takes close to 3 pages and includes the full printing of the: "Treaty of Peace and Friendship Concl... See More  

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676678

Capture of Fort Frontenac...

Item #676678
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1758  The prime content would be a report from the French and Indian War  prefaced with: "The following is Col. Bradstreet's Letter to Gen. Abercrombie after the Reduction of Fort Frontenac" with a dateline of Oswego, Aug. 31, 1758 & a nice account of the battle, the site of present-day Kingston, Ontario.

The report begins: &... See More  

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