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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1796  Certainly the most notable content is the: "Interesting Intelligence from the American States" which takes over 3 pages of text. Over 2 pages of this text is taken up with George Washington's state-of-the-union address to the nation. It is dated at Philadelphia, Dec. 8 & is prefaced with: "This day, the President met both Houses of the Legislature of the United States at the Congress Hall, and delivered the following Speech:..." with the text beginning: "Fellow citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives, I trust I do not deceive myself while I indulge the persuasion that I have never met you at any period..." and much more. The address is is included in full.
Both plates called for are present, one being a very nice: "West View of the Town of Faringdon in Berkshire", England.
Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 1/2 inches, some scattered lite foxing, otherwise in nice condition.

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