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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1754 

* French & Indian War
* Much from America including the Hudson Bay fir trade

The "Historical Chronicle" near the back has a few items with American mention including: "Our North American navigators have found out a safe & good passage between the Colloredo rocks and Cuba which will shorten the passage from Jamaica, through the gulph of Florida." and another item has a letter from Virginia noting: "The country is in great hurry & confusion upon the scarcity of money. Our assembly are about sitting & 'tis generally thought that they will pass a law to raise 20,000 pounds upon the Virginia merchants...". A separate article has "Remarks on the Fur Trade" which has much on the Hudson Bay Company and other American references, this article taking close to 1 1/2 pages (see images for portions).

A report concerning the French & Indian War is headed: "America" with datelines of New York, Williamsburg & Philadelphia noting: "The governor has given his assent to an act for raising 5000 pounds towards assisting the Virginians against the French." and also "Three hundred Indians, men, women, & children are arrived at Auchwick from the Ohio who were drove off by the French & orders have been given for granting them protection & provisions.".

Among other articles in the issue are: "Concealed Love Terminates in Lunacy", "Critical Remarks on Blindness", and more.

Included are the two full page plates called for, one showing "Christenbury Craigs in Cumberland".

Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, some scattered heavier inking, otherwise in very good condition. 

A very nice magazine from the "mother country" from the French & Indian War era 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