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Congress rejects the Conciliatory Plan... Much on America... John Hancock is married...



Item # 659979

October 01, 1775

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England October, 1775  Over 2 pages area taken up with the document--signed in type by John Hancock--in which the Continental Congress rejects the conciliation plan of Lord North. The document is headed: "CONTINENTAL CONGRESS". See for portions.
This is followed by a number of letters from notables of the Revolutionary War including one from General Lee (at Boston) to Lord Percy; another letter signed: Charles Lee to Viscount Barrington dated at Phila., another lengthy letter from Lee at Phila. to General Burgoyne; General Burgoyne's Answer to General Lee; General Lee's letter declining a meeting with General Burgoyne; a letter from General George Washington to General Gage, signed in italic type: George Washington; and a letter from General Gage to George Washington datelined at Boston.
Over a page is taken up with: "A Letter from an Officer of the Resolution...Giving Some account of the Voyage to the South Sea made in the Year 1772 & Finished in August, 1775".
Several pages are taken up with discussions in Parliament concerning the troubles in America.
Near the back is additional American reports headed: "American Affairs" including a report that: "Last evening was  married  the Hon. John Hancock, Esq.; president of the Continental Congress, to Miss Dorothy Quincey, daughter of Edmund Quincey of Boston."
Both plates called for are present, one being a very nice foldout print of  the city of  Algiers.
Complete in 56 pages, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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.

Item from Catalog 299 (released for October, 2020)...

Category: British