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Much on Shays' Rebellion... Call for the Constitutional Convention...

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THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, February, 1787  The issue begins with the: "Form of the Constitution of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia". Also: "Letters Relative to the Treatment of Captain Asgill while Prisoner in the American Army, being a full Refutation of the Charges of Inhumanity Exhibited in London Against General Washington" concluded from the previous issue. It takes over 2 pages & includes 5 letters each signed in type: G.Washington.
Other articles include: "Liberty" and an interesting, lengthy article o the effects of erosion to land area by the sea & rivers; "Description of Ohiopyle Falls..." by D. Rittenhouse, the plate of which is lacking.
At the back are various poems, one titled: "The Slave" & "The Genius of America". Also a section headed "Intelligence" with the latest news reports of the day including much on Shays' Rebellion, as well as a notable report concerning: "...to move in Congress for an act recommending the states composing the union that a convention...be held...for the purpose of revising the articles of confederation & perpetual union..." which was an early call for the Constitutional Convention.
Complete in 52 pages, measures 5 by 7 1/2 inches, scattered foxing, lacking the full title/contents page, nice condition.

This title has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, having begun in September, 1786 and lasting until December, 1792.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's