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On the Restraining Act...



Item # 650107

December 01, 1775

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, December, 1775  Nearly 9 pages are taken up with: "Debates Of a Political Society" which is essentially reports of discussions in Parliament, much of it concerning the troubles between England and the American colonies. And much of it is discussion on the American Restraining Act. Photos show only small portions. One item has: "...They will be besieged, as in actual war with any foreign enemy. General Gage has fortified the neck which joins Boston to the continent, by which he may intercept provisions; and by this bill you proclaim the same intention by sea. Do you expect that they will submit to be starved in passive obedience? What resource have hey left but resistance; and, perhaps to take advantage of the smallness of of the numbers of General Gage's troops...Lord North said, as the bill not only meant to restrain the colonies of New  England from trade so long as they would not trade with us...".
Another report has a: "Description of the Island and City of New York". Near the back has: "American Affairs" with the latest news on events at Quebec and elsewhere. "...no advices from Boston later than the 121th of October when General Gage left it invested as before by the rebel army, which had however attempted nothing since the affair of Bunker's Hill..." Some talk of events at Norfolk, and another item mentions: "...dated Quebec, Nov. 9, it appears that a part of rebels, under the command of one Arnold, had invaded the province by the way of the river Chaudiere...". This was Benedict Arnold who would make more fame--or infamy--a few years later.
Complete in 56 pages, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, very nice condition. Lacking both plates called for.

Formatted very much like the Gentleman's Magazine but a much more scarce title. The title/contents page features a great engraving of the skyline of London.

Category: British