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Gifts to George Washington from Virginia...
Item # 644294
May 01, 1785
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1785 Among the articles within are: "Observations on a Tour Through the Island of Jersey" which is in the English Channel; "Anecdotes of Hogarth" "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Session of Parliament" "Original Letter form Dr. Johnston" & so much more.
Near the back is: "Intelligence..." with news from various corners of the globe including; "Advices from America" which reports a loan from the Netherlands to the United States, and mention that: "...The legislature of Virginia have given his excellency Gen. Washington 50 proprietary shares in the new navigation up the river Potowmack and 100 in that on James River...A donation worthy the commonwealth of Virginia, says the letter writer." More news from America as well (see).
Includes the foldout plate called for which includes a print of "Simpson's Hospital at Dublin", plus several coins/medals, etc. (see).
Complete in 88 pages, 5 by 8 1/2 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate. Several small binding holes along the left spine, in nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's