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645984

The card game of Quadrille...

Item #645984
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1787  Among the articles: "On the Game of Quadrille" which is a type of card game from the 18th century. The article takes over a full page and is very descriptive. Near the back is half a column of news headed: "America" with information from a letter arrived from Philadelphia. Much news from England as well.

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645597

Layout for a colonial town in America... Print of a Patagonian penguin...

Item #645597
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1769   Within this issue is an interesting article: "Plan for Settling New Colonies" which includes an illustration showing how a town in an American colony is best laid out with a "middle square", the "first street", "second street", location of houses and roads, etc. (see). The article describes how such ... See More  

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645529

The French & Indian War...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1755  Among the articles within are: "A Succinct Account of Disorders lately cured at Stockholm by Electrification..." "Origin of Chivalry from Voltaire" "A Female Impostor in France Detected" and so much more.

Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day including... See More  

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645467

News from America...

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1760  Among the articles in this issue are: "A Treatise on Canine Madness" "On The High Price of Candles" "Reflections by M. Maubert on the Importance of Canada" "A Description of Montreal & the Adjacent Country" "Some Account of Carisbrook Castle in the Isle of Wight..." which is accompanied by ... See More  

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645237

Taking possession of Fort Illinois on the Mississippi...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1765  Near the back is a brief report from the governor of the Philippine Islands plus another item which reads: "Letter from Mobile of the 10th of March last advise that Major Loftus was returned from taking possession of Fort Illinois & two other considerable posts on the river Mississippi where the Indians remained very quiet & des
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644835

Foldout plate of Gibraltar... American news...

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1762  The prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout plate titled: "Plan of Gibraltar" which folds out to measure 8 by 18 inches (see). It includes an inset titled: "Bay of Gibraltar". There is a related & very detailed article: "The Advantages to England from the Possession of Gibraltar..." which takes over a ful... See More  

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644829

French & Indian War... Hudson Bay fur trade...

Item #644829
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1754 



* French & Indian War

* Much from America including the Hudson Bay fir trade




The "Historical Chronicle" near the back has a few items with American mention including: "Our North American navigators have found out a safe & good passage between the Colloredo rocks and Cuba which will shorten the passage from Jam... See More  

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644736

To John Hancock on the Stamp Act... Map of Bridgetown in Barbadoes...

Item #644736
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1766  One of the better items is a letter: "...from the Principal Merchants in London trading to the Colonies, to John Hancock, Esq., and the rest of the Merchants in Boston, on the Repeal of the Stamp Act" which has some great reading. This letter takes a full page (see for most).

Other articles within include: "An Account of a... See More  

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644735

Oswego during the French and Indian War with an in-text map...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1757  Inside has is a quite lengthy article titled: "An Historical Account of American Affairs during the Two last years, with a particular journal of the Siege & Surrender of Oswego" with this text taking over six pages. This text also includes a report headed "Account of the Surrender of Fort Granville". Included as wel... See More  

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644707

Rare title in original blue wrappers...

Item #644707
THE NEW LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October., 1792  No, this is not the much more common "London Magazine" we often offer (although formatted like it and the 'Gentleman's Magazine'), but a more rare title "New London Magazine" which existed only from 1785 thru 1792. Crane & Kaye (Census of Newspapers 1620-1800) notes that only one American institution has any... See More  

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644599

French & Indian War... Penna. Militia Act concerning the Quakers... With the plates...

Item #644599
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1756  The lead article which takes 2 1/2 pages has much concerning the French & Indian War, debating the troubles between England & France. Other articles within include: "...Remarks on a Scheme made use of by the French in Order to ascertain the Strength & Riches of their Dominions in America" "Signs of an Approach
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644398

Comets... South Carolina...

Engraving of an Egyptian woman in traditional dress...

Item #644398
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1743



* Engraving of Egyptian woman in traditional dress... 

* Lengthy article on comets...

* News from South Carolina




Within this issue is an interesting & unusual engraving showing the traditional garb of an Egyptian woman, with related text (see photos).



Over 3 pages are taken up with a detailed article: "
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644397

Map of the Old World before the Great Flood... More Protestant Germans for Georgia...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1736 



Perhaps of greatest significance is: "The People before the Flood did not Understand Navigation", with the accompanying sensational full page plate titled: "A Map of the Old World as it Appeared  Before God Destroy'd it With the Waters of the Flood" (see photos). This pate has a bit of (typical) spotting, bu... See More  

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644395

Much reading on the Revolutionary War...

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1778  The first article is: "Lord North's Propositions for Peace with America" taking over 4 pages. There is also a very lengthy item: "Extracts from the Congress Accounts of the Northern Expedition" which takes over 6 pages with  terrific reading & includes a letter signed: "Horatio Gates" (see photos).

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644393

Letter from the Sugar Planters...

Item #644393
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, July, 1736



* "Letter from the Sugar Planters" "Quakers Perverse Humour Shewn" and more... 

* Nice 18th century British magazine... 



A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and ot... See More  

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644391

Napoleon Buonaparte after his defeat at Waterloo...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1815

This issue includes a lengthy article headed: "Buonapartiana" which is also subtitled: "Anecdotes Respecting Napoleon Buonaparte", offering considerable detail on Buonaparte as a person, and quite descriptive as well including: "...is about five feet seven inches in height, very strongly made & well proportioned; ve... See More  

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644388

Indian troubles in America...

Sea Pens (cnidarians belonging to the order Pennatulacea)...

Item #644388
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1764  Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" containing various news reports of the day, including a report reading in part: "Advices from the back settlements of Virginia and the colonies are...distressing, the Indians killing...the inhabitants more now than ever. On the frontiers of Augusta county 40 have been killed; in the Narr... See More  

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644387

Eulogy of Dr. Halley... Three full page plates...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, November, 1747



* Continuation of the Eulogy of Edmond Halley




Nearly five pages are taken up with the continuation of: "The Eulogy of Dr. Halley" (spelled elogy), being the famous Edmund Halley the astronomer and for whom "Halley's Comet" is named. Part 1 is found in the October issue.



Two pages are taken up wi
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644386

Legitimizing the hated Stamp Act...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1765  

Certainly the most notable content is the report: "By the act for laying a stamp duty on printed news papers, deeds, and parchments in America, the respective duties on each are the same as in Great Britain, the monies arising therefrom to be applied towards the necessary defense of the colonies." which was the British justificatio... See More  

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644382

Early Georgia... Map of the English Channel...

Item #644382
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, July, 1759  The first article is: "A Description of Havre de Grace" which takes over a full page and is accompanied by a nice foldout map showing part of the English Channel including the Isle of Wight off the coast of Southampton and also the coast of Normandy including Havre de Grace. There are two detailed insets, one showing the
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644374

With both full page plates...

Item #644374
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1763  Included is an article: "Description of the Pagoda" which is a full page plate of: "The Great Pagoda" (see photos). Other articles include: "Some Account of the Laws & Regulations in France, called the Police..." "Observations on the Law for Repairing Highways" and other items.

Contains both of the f... See More  

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644357

The Battle of Dettington...

Very early (1743) regarding cricket...

Item #644357
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1743 



* Great & early article on cricket

* Letters (2) regarding the Battle of Dettington




Within this issue is a very early and interesting article titled: "Of Publick Cricket Matches" concerning the sport of cricket, with much detail (see). The text includes: "Cricket is certainly a very innocent &
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644351

Rare map of Captain Cook's voyage...

Item #644351
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1776 



* Captain James Cook

* Discoveries map




This issue includes a lengthy article (3+ pages) on Captain Cook and the: "Resolution's Voyage on Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere". Accompanying this article is a rare full page map titled: "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop, Captain Cook in 1774, Referre... See More  

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644350

Great map showing North America... On taxing America without their consent...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776  The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College."  The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludgat
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644298

John Burgoyne.... Regarding the surrender at Saratoga...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1779  The first five pages are a: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes various discussions concerning the Revolutionary War, including one interesting bit: "...told us the bulk of the people are our friends; that the Congress was chosen by a faction; that they held their seats by force; that their tyranny ... See More  

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644295

Day of thanksgiving in Boston... Foldout map of Africa...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1748  Certainly the prime content in this issue is the very nice foldout map of "AFRICA", which shows considerable detail of the entire continent, at least as much as was known over 250 years ago. Included also is the Saudi Arabia peninsula, portions of present-day Iraq and Iran, as well as the very southern tips of Italy (including Si... See More  

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644294

Gifts to George Washington from Virginia...

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May 01, 1785

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1785  Among the articles within are: "Observations on a Tour Through the Island of Jersey" which is in the English Channel; "Anecdotes of Hogarth" "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Session of Parliament" "Original Letter form Dr. Johnston" & so much more.

Near the back is: "Intelligence..." with... See More  

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644290

On Washington military ranking... Ben Franklin on Captain Cook...

Item #644290
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1795 

The first page makes reference to Capt. Cook and a letter from Ben Franklin: "...not to consider that great navigator as an enemy if he should happen to fall into their hands..." (see).

Further inside are 1 1/2 pages taken up with the issue of whether George Washington was ever a commissioned officer in the British military, a
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644282

Fort Augusta in Jamaica...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1763  Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Life of the Celebrated Christina, Queen of Sweden" "Monstrous Credulity of Papists" "History of Canterbury & its Cathedral" "Inflammatory Fevers, Sore Throats, etc." & more. In the "Historical Chronicle" is a report beginning: ... See More  

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643958

The Radcliffe Library (with print)...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1749  Among the interesting items in this issue are: "A Surprisingly rational Speech of a Hen", "Medical Virtues of the Snake Root", "Ceremony of Opening the Radcliffe Library",  "French at Tobago" and much more.

Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news events
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643620

On Ben Franklin's water spouts, with a print...

Item #643620
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1788 



* Benjamin Franklin on water spouts

* Post Revolutionary War era




Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work (see for portions). This article takes 2 1/2 pages and one of the plates includes prints of various water spo... See More  

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643573

Obituary of the famed abolitionist William Wilberforce...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1833  Near the back is the: "Obituary - William Wilberforce" (see hyperlink) which takes over 3 pages. Wilberforce was a member of Parliament who lead the charge to abolish slavery. The historic Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 would receive the Royal Assent on Aug. 26, less than a month after his death. See the hyperlink for
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643530

Abolishing the slave trade in England... Victor Hugo poem...

Item #643530
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, July, 1833  The prime report is taken from the: "Proceedings In Parliament" near the back, which includes a somewhat inconspicuous--yet noteworthy--report reading: "Mr. Stanley brought in a Bill for the Abolition of Slavery, and for the compensation of the owners of slaves. Read a first time." This would be the Slavery Abol
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643503

Two European maps...

Item #643503
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1758  The prime features of this issue are the two maps, one being a full page plate titled: "A Map of the Rhine Between Wesel & Duseldorp..." (see), and the other a foldout map measuring 8 by 10 1/2 inches titled "A Complete Chart of the Coast of France from Ostend, to Cape Finisterra, including the Opposite Coast of the British Chan... See More  

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643459

Abolishing the slave trade in England...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1807



*From history to the movie "Amazing Grace"

* William Wilberforce & his efforts to abolish the slave trade



Within this 90+ page issue is a report from the House of Lords datelined Feb. 5, which begins: "The debate on the Slave Trade Abolition Bill was resumed by Lord Grenville who repeated all his former ar
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643444

Battling the Spanish in the Caribbean...

Item #643444
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1741  This issue includes over 1 1/2 pgs. on "The New Governour's Speech to the General Court or Assembly of New England" with a larger head of: "State of the War in America". This is concerning the battles with the Spanish in the Caribbean, specifically mentioning Cuba (see photos for portions).

This issue also features... See More  

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643240

The Jay Treaty is ratified... Ben Franklin, Capt. Cook, & Congress...

Item #643240
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  August, 1795 



* Jay Treaty ratification

* Captain James Cook

* Benjamin Franklin




Included are two correspondences concerning the conflicting information on whether Ben Franklin requested that Capt. Cook, in his naval adventures, not be taken by American naval forces during the Revolutionary War (see).

Near the back are a few bits of: "
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643209

From America's West Coast...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, January, 1743  Two full pages are taken up with charts headed: "Ships Taken by the Spaniards from Jan. 20, 1742 to Jan. 20, 1743" (see photos for portions).

Among other articles within this issue are:



* "On the Shameful Management of the War, & the Reason of it."

* "Method to Prevent Smuggling of Tea"
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643202

Early reports from Charleston, South Carolina...

Item #643202
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1742



* 18th century British magazine

* early reports (2) from Charleston, South Carolina



There is a full page of text on an: "Extract of a Letter from Mr. John Smith on board the Success Frigate...dated at Charles-Town [Charleston] in S. Carolina" with some good reading (see photos for portions).



Among other items in th... See More  

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643201

View of the Northern Coast of Russia...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1749 



* Illustration of the Northern Coast of Russia



Perhaps the best feature in this issue is the article: "...Discoveries of the Russians on the N.E. Coast of Asia", with accompanying view shown at the top of an included plate/print (see images).



Among the other interesting items are: "A Description of the Province
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643200

News from America...

Item #643200
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1786  One of the articles is: "Circumstances Relative to the Discovery of Henry I's Bones". A wide range of other articles as well.

Near the back is "American Intelligence" which includes: "An act was passed on the 11th of March...authorising the delegates of the province of South Carolina...to subscribe & ratify an ... See More  

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643124

General Murray on retiring from Quebec...

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September 01, 1766

THE SCOTS MAGAZINE, Edinburgh, Scotland, September, 1766  Although formatted much like the more common "Gentleman's Magazine" this is a much more scarce title.

News under: "British North America" includes an address from the Council in Quebec to Governor James Murray on his retirement from that position, with his response to the Council. Further on are more letters to... See More  

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643047

John Hancock resigns as President of Congress...

Item #643047

August 01, 1786

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1786  Included is a: "Topographical Description of Hastings in Sussex", England, which also includes a nice foldout plate; "Jew's Harp"; much on the: "Summary of Proceedings in the Third Session of Parliament"; and so much more. News the back is almost a full page of reports headed: "American News". Amon... See More  

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643046

Sewall & the churches in New England... The Jacobite Rebellion...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1746  Nine pages at the beginning of the issue are taken up with reports on events in Parliament under the guise of: "Proceedings & Debates in the Senate of Lilliput" as direct reporting on Parliamentary events was prohibited.

Three pages are taken up with a lengthy list of: "Ships Taken from the French & Spaniards&q
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642848

John Wesley in Savannah, Georgia...

George Washington's state-of-the-union address to Congress...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1792 



* Washington's State of the Union Address

* John Wesley's trip to Savannah, Georgia

* a tradesman's token (image)




Included under the heading: "American Intelligence" is: "The President's Address to both Houses of the Federal legislature..." which has the full text of Washington's annual state-... See More  

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642840

Creating the state of Franklin... Benjamin Martin, famed optician...

Item #642840

August 01, 1785

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1785  Near the back is a small bit headed: "American News" which mentions that: "...the counties of Washington, Sullivan, and Green have declared themselves independent of the state of North Carolina..." because they: "...found themselves grievously taxed for the support of government without enjoying the blessings of it."... See More  

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642839

John Adams delivers his credentials to the King...

Item #642839
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1785  Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports of the day, which includes a report: "This day John Adams, minister plenipotentiary from the United States of America, had a private audience of his majesty, to deliver his credentials. This day Col. Smith (late aid-de-camp to Gen. Washington, arrived, in cha... See More  

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642837

Very early balloon flights... Print of waterspouts in Jamaica...

Item #642837
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1783 



* From the end of the Revolutionary War

* Mongolfier Brothers & others in their balloons




The first article is a report on the balloon flight of Charles and Robert headed: "Mr. Charles's Narrative of his Memorable Aerial Voyage" which takes 2 1/2 pages (see for portions).

Further on is nearly a full page on a repor... See More  

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642836

News from America...

Item #642836
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1783  Key articles include: "American Votes Respecting the Loyalists" (a report from Worcester, Massachusetts) and "American News", the latter giving some reports of a treaty between the United States and the chiefs of the Six Nations (see image for details).

Among additional articles noted in the table of contents are: "Pa... See More  

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642830

A conversation between Ben Franklin and the French Minister...

Item #642830
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1782



* Benjamin Franklin

* 1st American diplomat to France




Most notable is the article which is prefaced with: "The following is said to be the Substance of a Conversation Lately Held by Dr. Franklyn [Franklin] with the French Minister on the Subject of American Affairs; supposed to Contain the Real Sentiments of the American Congress" ... See More  

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