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Working towards a treaty of peace with England...

Item # 667428 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1782  The issue contains much reporting from Parliament as well as other articles. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day, and includes news from America: "...from Charles Town...36 sail of transports under convoy...for the purpose of bringing off the garrisons of Savannah & St. Augustine; that the merchants & principal inhabitants on being acquainted with the resolution of evacuating Georgia...sent a deputation to the American General Wayne to procure terms for the protection of their property & effects & received for answer, 'That the merchants, not owing allegiance to the United States, will be permitted to remain a reasonable time to dispose of their goods & settle their affairs..." and further on note that: "...the arrival of Sir Guy Carlton at N. York was notified to them & when his full powers of treating for peace & war...the draught of a bill for enabling the K. of G.B. to conclude a peace or truce with the United States (under the appellation of the Revolted Colonies)..." with more.
This is followed by a document from the House of Delegates at Annapolis, Maryland, concerning their interesting in pursuing a treaty of peace with England.
Included is the full page plate called for.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches with wide untrimmed margins, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice condition.

A very nice magazine from the closing moments of the Revolutionary War with a wide range of varied content. 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