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Terrific on the founding of Savannah...



Item # 667388

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1733  Page 4 has a very early & terrific letter from James Oglethorpe, headed: "Extract of Mr. Oglethorpe's Letter to the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia, dated from the Camp at Savannah, Feb. 10, 1732-3." in which he describes the area where he would create the town of Savannah, including : "...I fix'd upon a healthy situation about ten miles from the sea. The river here forms a half moon...banks are about 40 foot high...the plain high ground extends into the country five or six miles...Upon the river side in the centre of this plain I have laid out the town over against it is an island of very rich land...the river is pretty wide...I marked out the town & Common...and the first house was begun yesterday in the afternoon..." & more, signed in type: J. Oglethorpe. A truly terrific item on the founding of Savannah, Georgia.
Also in this issue is an article headed: "Observations on the Case of the Planters in Virginia..." which takes over a full pg. (see photos for partial text). And: "Debates on the Sugar Colony Bill" concerning America & takes 4 pages.
Complete in 58 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, minor ink stain on the title page, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's