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Item # 667938 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  August & September, 1783 

* General George Washington
* Farewell address to Continental Army


A 2 issue set. The August issue has a section headed: "Authentic Papers Relative to American Affairs" includes reference to learning of the Treaty of Peace ending the Revolutionary War, and also includes a "Resolve" from Congress concerning the mutinous soldiers in Washington's army, along with Washington's reply.
This is followed by "A Proclamation" from Congress which begins in part: "Whereas a body of armed soldiers in the service of the United States...having mutinously renounced their obedience to their officers..." with more (see for portions).
This is followed by the first portion of General George Washington's official resignation as commander-in-chief of the armies at the conclusion of the Revolutionary War, and which concludes in the September issue where it is signed in type: George Washington.
All of the above take nearly 5 pages of text.
Further on in the September issue is another nearly full page of text headed: "American News" containing a variety of news reports.
The August issue has both full page plates called for, and the September issue has its called for plate as well being a foldout of St. Paul's Cathedral "...as originally designed by Sir Christopher Wren."
Both issues measure 5 by 8 1/4 inches, a total of 176 pages, the  full title/contents page of the August issue is lacking, very nice condition.

You get both the August & September issues giving the complete text of Washington's Farewell Address.

A very nice magazine from the "mother country" at the end 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