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Item # 651505

November 01, 1800

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1800  Near the back is news headed: "America" which reports on the Yellow Fever epidemic noting: "America, too, is at once a prey to a malignant fever & a most extensive & alarming insurrection among the Negroes, incited, as is said, by French emissaries & urged to slaughter every white person (except French) that falls within their power...is hoped that the measures adopted by the government will be effectual in crushing the mischief."
This is followed by details of a: "Convention Concluded between the French Republic and the United States of America" with text of the first twelve articles. It notes: "...The other articles, which are 15 in number, define the nature of contraband articles of war...".
Both full page plates called for are present.
Complete in 104 pages, 4 3/4 by 8 14 inches, very nice, clean condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War