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Final items regarding the Revolutionary War...

Item # 617546 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1782  The issue begins with 8 pages of "Proceedings In Parliament", the first 3 of which have much concerning America with mention of an exchange of prisoners, Mr. Laurens, Ben Franklin, Lord Cornwallis, General Burgoyne, and more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with the latest news reports of the day, including mention that: "...arrived at Portsmouth from New York, on board of which came passengers Sir Henry Clinton and his suite, Sir Guy Carleton was only 25 days on his passage to New York, where he was received with every mark of honour & distinction..." and another item mentions: "By the treaty of amity & commerce agreed to between His Most Christian Majesty & the United States of America in 1778, it was stipulated that neither of the contracting powers shall be at liberty to conclude a peace or truce with Great Britain without the previous & formal consent of the other. And they do mutually engage not to lay down their arms before the independence of the United States shall have been formally or implicitly secured by the treaty or treaties which shall terminate the war." (see)
Missing the full page plate called for.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, in very good condition.

A very nice magazine from the closing moments of the Revolutionary War 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