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Why France declared war against England: French & Indian War begins...

Item # 642766 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1756 

* France declaration of war w/ England
* Early America

The issue begins with a: "...Satyrical Description & character of the Celebrated M. de Voltaire...".
Page 4 has an interesting item on the "French King's Declaration of War" which is essentially their justification for going to war against England in what we now call  the French & Indian War (see for portions). This is followed by a: "...Letter written by Col. Napier to Gen. Braddock..." with much discussion of the French & Indian War (see for portions), taking over a full page.
Over a full page is taken up with a: "...Letter to Dr.Mitchell Complaining of a Material Error in marking the Limits of New Jersey in his Map of North America..." which is critical of some of the boundary lines in a recently published map (see). And there is some content on the Battle of Minorca as well.
Included is the only plate called for, being a large foldout with various sea plants.
Complete in 52 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. 

A very nice magazine from the French & Indian 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