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Battle of Eutaw Springs...

Item # 642828 GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1782 

* Battle of Eutaw Springs SC
* American Revolutionary War

Near the back is over a page of "American News" with reports on closing events of the war, including an item from Philadelphia: "Laurence Marr & John Moody, both of Col. Barton's Tory regiment, were apprehended in this city on suspicion of being spies...were both sentenced to die...". Also: "...the American generals Greene & Hayter have issued an edict for a general pardon to all those persons who took the oath of allegiance during Lord Cornwallis's march to Virginia....".
An item from Fishkill notes: "....the enemy have been completely disappointed in their designs on the northern frontiers of this state..." with more. And a report from South Carolina notes: "...that Major Craig, with the troops were arrived at Charles-Town; that all the outposts were called in to reinforce the garrison..." with more.
Further on are additional Revolutionary War reports with news on: "...an account of the action between him [Col. Stewart] and Gen. Greene on the 8th of September...his satisfaction in having totally defeated Gen. Greene & taken from him 2 pieces of cannon...", with more. This was the Battle of Eutaw Springs.
The issue begins with 7 pages of reports from the House of Commons, and includes a number of additional articles which provide a glimpse of the period. Also included the foldout plate called for.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice, clean 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