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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1749  Nearly a full page is taken up with charts showing the population of New Jersey in 1738 and 1745. Included among the columns are those labeled: "Male Slaves" "Female Slaves" and "Total of Slaves" (see). There is also a chart of those: "Buried in the several Burying Grounds of Philadelphia", columns headed by religion, as well as "Strangers" and "Negroes" (see). Related text on population in the colonies carries over to the next page.
Among the other articles within are: "Causes of Sea Currents and Land Breezes" "Eclipse of the Moon Observed" with a diagram; "Unhappy Fate of Poor British Slaves" and more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has news reports of the day, including a letter datelined from Halifax in Nova Scotia (see).
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 1/4 in., full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War 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: The 1600's and 1700's