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Washington, Howe, and Burgoyne...

Item # 651244 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1778  An inside page has a graphic depiction of a: "Plan of the Encampment of a Battalion of Six Companies of Infantry" with related text. An article debates on Burgoyne and the charge against him of: "...employing savages...ever esteemed the Indian alliances, at best, a necessary evil..." with more. Another page has "Gen. Washington's Letter to Gen. Burgoyne" signed in type: Geo. Washington. This is followed by a report concerning military actions in the Hudson Valley (see images), then followed by: "General Burgoyne's Speech on Mr. Hartley's Motion for an address to Prorogue the Parliament".
Another page has a report from Congress, concerning the Conciliatory Acts, taking two pages. Near the back is a half page letter signed by: W. Howe, concerning his actions in America. This is followed by another military report on activity in New Jersey, signed in type: John Maitland. A few other war-related tidbits as well.
Included is the full page plate called for.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, very good condition.

A very nice Revolutionary War era magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.

Category: British