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The capture of New York by the British.. Great map of Connecticut & Rhode Island...
Item # 667766 GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776
* Capture of New York City
* Rare Connecticut & Rhode Island map
* American Revolutionary War
This issue begins with "Proceedings in the House of Commons..." which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you...that the troubles which have so long distracted my colonies in North America were at an end; and that my unhappy people, recovered from their delusion, had delivered themselves from the oppression of their leaders, & returned to their duty; but so daring & desperate is the spirit of those leaders...that they have now openly renounced all allegiance to the crown & all political connection with this country..." and much more.
An inside page has nearly two columns headed: "Intelligence from the Royal Army at New York" which includes a very lengthy letter signed: Wm. Howe beginning: "I have the satisfaction to inform your Lordship of his Majesty's troops being in possession of New York..." with much more (see photos). This letter takes more than a full page to detail the battle of New York, during which: "The enemy having evacuated New York soon after the army landed, a brigade took possession of the works in the evening...". A great account of this significant battle.
On the same & the following pages are additional items from Howe including a "Declaration" concerning urging citizens to return their allegiance to the King.
There is also: "Case of Mr. James Rivington of New York", the infamous Tory newspaper publisher. A Letter signed by: Guy Carleton begins: "The rebel fleet upon Lake Champlain has been entirely defeated..." and yet another letter begins: "His Majesty's forces are now in possession of the city of New York...". Many other Revolutionary War reports as well, too numerous to note here.
As good as this content is, the most significant portion of this issue is the very nice foldout Revolutionary War map titled: "A Map of Connecticut and Rhode Island with Long Island Sound, etc.", which shows much detail. This map measures 8 1/4 by 10 1/2 in. and is in very nice condition with wide borders.
The map is the only plate called for.
A terrific issue. Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate. Very nice condition.