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680196

American newspaper from just before the creation of the Constitution...

Item #680196

March 01, 1786

THE NEW HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, 1786 (year in Roman numerals) 



* 18th century American publication



A notable newspaper from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and the creation of the American Constitution when the founding fathers were crafting a framework for a new federal government.



News of the day and various advertisements.



Eight p... See More  

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$42.00
679913

Includes the plate of the Newbury Bridge...

Item #679913
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, May, 1793 



* Original Chain Bridge (Massachusetts)

* Newburyport - Merrimack River




Eighteenth century American magazines are increasingly scarce in today's market. This title was published  by the famed Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer from the Revolutionary War & founder of the American Antiquarian Society.

One of the best aspects of... See More  

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$177.00
678525

American broadside with the King's announcement that America is free & independent...

Item #678525

February 24, 1783

American broadside proclaiming the King's announcement that America is independent.



This is an exceedingly historic broadside (printed on one side only) "Printed by John Carter" as noted at the bottom, who was the publisher of the 'Providence Gazette & Country Journal', in which the King of England formally recognizes the independence of the American colonies.
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678057

Colonial Albany County land for sale...

Item #678057

July 07, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 7, 1770



* Albany County, New York

* Land for sale advertisement




The more famous newspapers of this period from shortly before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War--and from the year of the Boston Massacre--with an inside page containing the ad as seen in the photo below, headed: "AMERICAN LANDS to be sold..."in Albany County, New York, with oth... See More  

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$23.00
678013

First naval battle of the Revolutionary War between the British & French...

Item #678013

June 27, 1778

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 23-27, 1778 



* Naval conflict between the Belle Poule vs. the Arethusa

* British and French frigates - 1st naval battle

* Action of 17 June 1778




A  very notable issue reporting a significant naval event in the Revolutionary War. The front page & nearly half of pg. 2 are taken up with letters headed: "Victory, at Sea" which give deta... See More  

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$125.00
677898

The effects of opium...

Item #677898
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1763 



* Effects of opium in the 18th century



Among the articles within this issued are: "An Account of the Effects of Opium as a Poison with the Method of Cure & Proper Directions what to do...", "Proposal for Establishing a National Bank" "M. Condamine's Journey into Italy" "Description of a Lamp... See More  

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$57.00
677502

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #677502

December 07, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 7, 1774 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption. 

The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead
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676625

Benedict Arnold on the Battle of Quebec... Ethan Allen in irons...

Item #676625

February 22, 1776

NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR ESSEX GAZETTE, (Cambridge), Feb. 22, 1776 



* Battle of Quebec - Canada

* General Benedict Arnold report

* Ethan Allen in captivity

* American Revolutionary War




The top of the first column begins with a report from Cork that: "...there has been commotions amongst the soldiers who are to embark for America; that a great numbers of them have deserted & ... See More  

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675312

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #675312

August 16, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated April 26, 1757, Feb. 19, 1763, Aug. 16, 1766, Jan. 31, 1767, & June 13, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures ab... See More  

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$68.00
675256

Early issue from this Southern town rich in history...

Item #675256

August 18, 1827

THE CAMDEN JOURNAL, South Carolina, Aug. 18, 1827  A very early issue from this town rich in history, being the oldest inland town in South Carolina, the site of notable Revolutionary War battles, and home to six Confederate generals. Gregory notes that only one institution (Univ. of S. C.) has any holdings of this title from the earliest years.

The front page has a lengthy letter signed by:... See More  

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675140

Bunker Hill... Post-Revolutionary War engraving...

Item #675140
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1790  Certainly the prime piece is the very nice, full page engraved plate captioned: "View of Bunker's Hill" which is accompanied by a brief article which includes: "...very accurate & pretty drawing of Bunker's Hill, within the encampments of the Generals Howe and Clinton, and Charles Town, as it appeared after being... See More  

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$98.00
675031

Uncommon to find newspapers from York, England...

Item #675031

June 24, 1784

THE YORK CHRONICLE & GENERAL ADVERTISER, England, June 24, 1784  A British newspaper from shortly after the end of the Revolutionary War, Various news of the day with a wealth of ads. A full red tax stamp appears on the front page.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minimal wear, good condition.

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$27.00
674997

Plate of Noah's Ark...

Item #674997
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1749  The prime feature of this issue is likely the very interesting foldout plate headed: "A View and Plan of Noah's Ark", showing a cross-section view with the various compartments and the animals in them. This plate folds out to measures 9 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches (slight close-trimming loss to the left side but no print loss).

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674995

Plate of Noah's Ark...

Item #674995
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1749  The prime feature of this issue is likely the very interesting foldout plate headed: "A View and Plan of Noah's Ark", showing a cross-section view with the various compartments and the animals in them. This plate folds out to measures 9 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches (slight close-trimming loss to a lower corner of this print: see).
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$68.00
674993

Finding a Northwest Passage... Protecting the Carolinas...

Item #674993
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1745  Over 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "The case of Carolina Consider'd, with Regard to its Danger of being Invaded, for want of Regular Forces...". This is a great article on the defense of the colonies. Three-quarters of a page are taken up with: "A List of Privateers".

Among other articles are: "Speech on the R... See More  

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$50.00
674992

Finding a Northwest Passage... Protecting the Carolinas...

Item #674992
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1745  Over 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "The case of Carolina Consider'd, with Regard to its Danger of being Invaded, for want of Regular Forces...". This is a great article on the defense of the colonies. Three-quarters of a page are taken up with: "A List of Privateers".

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$48.00
674778

Article on electricity with Ben Franklin mention... The American pelican with a print...

Item #674778
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1750  Perhaps the most notable item is: "A Curious Remark on Electricity, from a Gentleman in America, whose ingenious Letters on this Subject will soon be published in a separate Pamphlet...", which includes an extract of a letter by Benjamin Franklin.

Other articles include: "A Probable Cure for the Bite of a Mad Dog" "An ... See More  

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674775

First lottery in America... Electricity experiments...

Item #674775
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1745  A feature of this issue is a terrific, three page graphic representation of the: "Situation of his Majesty's Fleet & the Combined fleets of France and Spain in the Mediterranean...when Adm. Mathews made the Signal to engage the enemy..." showing the various positions of the ships. This is highly unusual. There ar
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$68.00
674773

Judaica content....

Item #674773
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1740  The first page in this magazine has a note reading: "The commerce, Navigation, and different Settlements in America, having been the subject almost of every Magazine, we have, with this, given a View of them in an accurate Map of the West Indies; and as we shall have frequent occasion, from its being now the seat of action, to refer
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674733

Early issue from this Southern town rich in history...

Item #674733

August 25, 1827

THE CAMDEN JOURNAL, South Carolina, Aug. 25, 1827  A very early issue from this town rich in history, being the oldest inland  town in South Carolina, the site of notable Revolutionary War battles, and home to six Confederate generals. Gregory notes that only one institution (Univ. of S. C.) has any holdings of this title from the earliest years.

Part of pages 1 & 2 are taken up wit... See More  

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674559

A conversion of a Jew... "Of a small Venomous Serpent..."

Item #674559
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1750  Over a page is taken up with: "Of a small Venomous Serpent...." which includes on page 2 a print of it. Another article is: "An Account of the Conversion of Daniel Tnangam Alexander, an Eminent Jew" to the Protestant religion.

There is a continued article on: "Lewis XIV Greatest of Monarchs" by M. de Voltair... See More  

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674490

Finding a Northwest Passage... Protecting the Carolinas...

Item #674490
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1745  Over 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "The case of Carolina Consider'd, with Regard to its Danger of being Invaded, for want of Regular Forces...". This is a great article on the defence of the colonies. Three-quarters of a page are taken up with: "A List of Privateers".

Among other articles are: "Speech on the R... See More  

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$41.00
674489

Finding a Northwest Passage... Protecting the Carolinas...

Item #674489
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1745  Over 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "The case of Carolina Consider'd, with Regard to its Danger of being Invaded, for want of Regular Forces...". This is a great article on the defence of the colonies. Three-quarters of a page are taken up with: "A List of Privateers".

Among other articles are: "Speech on the R... See More  

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$49.00
674487

A conversion of a Jew... "Of a small Venomous Serpent..."

Item #674487
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1750  Over a page is taken up with: "Of a small Venomous Serpent...." which includes on page 2 a print of it. Another article is: "An Account of the Conversion of Daniel Tnangam Alexander, an Eminent Jew" to the Protestant religion.

There is a continued article on: "Lewis XIV Greatest of Monarchs" by M. de Voltair... See More  

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674485

A conversion of a Jew... "Of a small Venomous Serpent..."

Item #674485
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1750  Over a page is taken up with: "Of a small Venomous Serpent...." which includes on page 2 a print of it. Another article is: "An Account of the Conversion of Daniel Tnangam Alexander, an Eminent Jew" to the Protestant religion.

There is a continued article on: "Lewis XIV Greatest of Monarchs" by M. de Voltair... See More  

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674481

Culture of wine... The situation in America...

Item #674481
THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1775  This issue is mostly taken up with a lengthy article headed: "Debates in the Last Session of Parliament, Resumed" which includes various talk of the Revolutionary War in America.

Another article is titled: "The Culture of Vines Further Illustrated", plus there is a wide variety of other articles as well.

This ... See More  

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674480

Culture of wine... The situation in America...

Item #674480
THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1775  This issue is mostly taken up with a lengthy article headed: "Debates in the Last Session of Parliament, Resumed" which includes various talk of the Revolutionary War in America.

Another article is titled: "The Culture of Vines Further Illustrated", plus there is a wide variety of other articles as well.

This ... See More  

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674479

Culture of wine... The situation in America...

Item #674479
THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1775  This issue is mostly taken up with a lengthy article headed: "Debates in the Last Session of Parliament, Resumed" which includes various talk of the Revolutionary War in America.

Another article is titled: "The Culture of Vines Further Illustrated", plus there is a wide variety of other articles as well.

This ... See More  

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$33.00
674294

Five London newspapers from the Revolutionary War...

Item #674294

March 08, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, a lot of five issues of 1777 and 1779, all Revolutionary War era but all damaged.

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674290

Fourteen British issues from the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #674290

April 05, 1782

A group lot of 14 newspapers, the Edinburgh Advertiser, Scotland, 1782 (4); and The London Chronicle, 1782-3 (10), all complete and in good condition but I find no Revolutionary War content worth noting. They measure 9 by 12 inches.

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673692

American government is broke... Huddy/Asgill Affair...

Item #673692

September 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 26, 1782 



* American Revolutionary War



Page 2 has news headed "America" mentions: "...lately sent to wheedle the Eastern provinces into a submission to the intolerable extractions of the Congress for the further support of their tyranny, are returned empty handed." Also a letter from New York: "People here in general talk muc... See More  

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673642

Ben Franklin urges moderation by England...

Item #673642

December 05, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Dec. 5, 1768



* Benjamin Franklin

* Urges England to ease up

* Pre Revolutionary War tensions




The publisher of this newspaper had Loyalist leanings, causing its demise before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War.

An inside part report includes a letter from Boston mentioning: "And now give me leave to ask what our mother country intends to do with us with... See More  

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$197.00
673309

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #673309

April 05, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1775 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of th
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$16,500.00
673293

Hebrew customs...

Item #673293
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1739  One of the articles is headed: "Continuation  of the Dissertation begun in our Last Whether the Hebrews Borrow'd any Customs from the Heathens" which takes over 1 1/2 pages.

Another article has the: "Manifesto of the Catholick Majesty..."concerning a payment to the South Sea Tea Company.

Near the back is the... See More  

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$61.00
673248

Diagram of the fort at Bunker's Hill...

Item #673248
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1775  A nice issue with much historic content from the beginning months of the Revolutionary War.

Perhaps the best content is the very nice half page illustration of the "Redoubt & Intrenchment on the Heights of Charles Town, Commonly called Bunker Hill, Opposite Boston, attacked & Carried by his Majesty's Troops, Jun... See More  

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673231

News of Cornwallis' surrender... Benedict Arnold & the Battle of Groton Heights...

Item #673231
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1781  Near the back is a section headed: "American News" which has a "Copy of a Letter from Brig. Gen. Arnold to his Excellency the Commander in Chief, dated Sound off Plumb Island, Sept. 8, 1781" which takes over an entire page & is signed by him in type: B. Arnold. This is his detailed report on the taking of New London... See More  

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$220.00
673202

Settling on the Mississippi... Judaica content...

Item #673202
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1772  Among the articles are: "A Proposal for Abolishing Tythes...and furnishing every Parish throughout the Kingdom with an able Minister" "On the Present Appearance of the Planet Jupiter", an interesting & lengthy article: "J. P.'s Plans for a Settlement on the Mississippi Objected to" is very descriptive an... See More  

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673181

Oglethorpe in Savannah... Converting Jews... Health in Boston...

Item #673181
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1736  An interesting article has: "A Remarkable Censure on the Present Translation of the Old Testament by Hugh Broughton, a Man so well Skill'd in the Hebrew that he Converted many Jews", with more.

Much content on the American colonies including: "The Deplorable State of our Sugar Colonies". Under the "Historical Chro... See More  

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673178

Census report from New Jersey...

Item #673178
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1749  Nearly a full page is taken up with charts showing the population of New Jersey in 1738 and 1745. Included among the columns are those labeled: "Male Slaves" "Female Slaves" and "Total of Slaves".

Also a chart of those: "Buried in the several Burying Grounds of Philadelphia", columns headed by r
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672942

John Brown and the Harper's Ferry uprising...

Item #672942

November 08, 1859

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 8, 1859 



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia




The last column of the ftpg. has: "The Harper's Ferry Affair" "The Excitement & Crisis in the South"  with many subheads. Also: "The Law of Virginia In Regard to Pardons" and "A Warning from Accomack".

Page 4 has an edi... See More  

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$38.00
672547

America & France agree on the Treaty of Montefontaine...

Item #672547

December 20, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 20, 1800 



* Convention of 1800



Two-thirds of page 2 is taken up with the: "Convention Between the French Republic and the United States of America", also known as the Treaty of Mortefontaine.

This Convention terminated the 1778 agreements made during the Revolutionary War, confirmed the principle of  free trade & free goods between th... See More  

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672492

Controversial case of Col. Isaac Haynes... British support of loyal subjects...

Item #672492

February 07, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 7, 1782  All of the front page, page 2, and a portion of page 3 are taken up with: "Further Particulars of the Debate in the House of Lords...on the Duke of Richmond's Motion Respecting the Execution of Col. Haynes in America." This was a very controversial event in the Revolutionary War as Isaac Haynes was hanged by the British under controve... See More  

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672471

Concerning the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga...

Item #672471
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, December, 1778  The first article, taking fully six pages, is debate on the: "...motion for the Instructions to Gen. Burgoyne..." , obviously relating to his defeat at Saratoga, with some reports including: "...convinced that the gallant Burgoyne had done all that man could do...Many of the Provincials whom Gen. Burgoyne thought well-affecte... See More  

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672421

Nice plate of Windsor Palace...

Item #672421
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1765  A nice issue of this very famous & successful British magazine from this significant year of the Stamp Act, and some ten years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War.

One of the features is the very nice full page plate of: "A View of the Royal Palace at Windsor" so closely connected to the Royal Family today. It is acc... See More  

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$47.00
672387

Hebrew customs...

Item #672387
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1739  One of the articles is headed: "Continuation  of the Dissertation begun in our Last Whether the Hebrews Borrow'd any Customs from the Heathens" which takes over 1 1/2 pages.

Another article has the: "Manifesto of the Catholick Majesty..."concerning a payment to the South Sea Tea Company.

Near the back is the... See More  

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672383

Military troubles in New Orleans...

Item #672383
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1736  Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe.

One of the items here is headed: "Extract of a Letter from S. Carolina" which talks of military events in the New Orleans vicinity, which ends with: "...the other French party is also cut off, severa... See More  

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672375

With American content...

Item #672375
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1750  Among the articles within: "Whence Differences in the same Climate--Sea Lions" includes two illustrations of sea lions.  Another article is titled: "Of the Crocodile" followed by: "Flourishing Settlement in Nova Scotia--Plants There" which is accompanied by a full page plate of various plants: &qu
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672361

British evacuate New York City...

Item #672361
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1783  Included is the: "Definitive Treaty of Peace..." between England and Spain, signed at Versailles on Sept. 3, 1783. This treaty takes nearly 2 pages & was part of the process of creating the treaty which ended the Revolutionary War in America.

Also included under: "American Intelligence" is a letter from Sir Guy Carl... See More  

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672359

Map of Germany... The Mississippi River...

Item #672359
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1761  An article: "Thoughts on the Present Posture of Affairs" includes some discussion concerning America, and includes: "...Hence it is evident that as North America was the bone of contention, Great Britain must not be induced to part with any of her conquests on that continent; because that would be a means to renew the war...&... See More  

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672358

Battle of Fort Ticonderoga... Fort William Henry...

Item #672358
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Sept., 1758  The prime feature of this issue is the very nice & detailed article with a prefacing note: "The following Letter giving a particular Account of the unfortunate Battle at Ticonderoga may be depended upon as authentick."

What follows is the letter, datelined "Fort Wm. Henry, July 9, 1758", and the account takes two page... See More  

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$80.00
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