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On Ben Franklin's will... Northwest coast of America...
Item # 638619 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1790 Included is: "Remarks on the Slave Trade Occasioned by Bruce's Travels". Near the back is a brief bit noting: "The common council at Paris paid to the illustrious Franklyn [Franklin] tribute of homage, singular in its nature but due from a free & enlightened city to the memory of a man who gave liberty to the New World...". Ben Franklin had just died a few months previous. Also a very early items concerning the Northwest Coast of America: "Declaration--His Britannic Majesty having complained of the capture of certain vessels belonging to his subjects in the Port of Nootka, situated on the North-west coast of America...further engages to make full restitution of all the British vessels which were captured at Nootka..." plus more on this.
Also of much interest is most of a column taken up with particulars of: "Dr. Franklin's Will" from Boston, noting how much of his wealth is being distributed. Also a bit on honoring him in Europe.
Included are the 3 full page plates called for, one including a view of Salisbury, and another showing many early coins.
Complete in 96 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, nice condition.
A very nice 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