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New colony of Georgia... Regarding Franklin's lightning rod... Judaica...



Item # 676552 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1756 

* Benjamin Franklin
* Lightning rod - electricity
* Early Georgia colony


Regarding America... There is an article near the front: "Account of American Affairs" which is continued from a previous issue & includes talk on "New Forts in America".
There is also a detailed account of Oglethorpe's English colony at Georgia, now 22 yrs. old & still suffering from ".../want of inhabitants..." due to the founder's odd regulations. This 2+ page article headed: "New Georgia" traces the founding & growth of the colony & includes: "Mr. Oglethorpe was an active & enterprising man & had distinguished himself as a friend to the unhappy wretches who were prisoners for debts...on the 6th November, 1733, 100 adventurers embarked...on the 15th Mr. Oglethorpe also embarked on board the same vessel to direct the first operations for establishing the new colony...in 1737 there were five cities & several villages in New Georgia...Savannah, the capital...next considerable city was Augusta...North Georgia contains...Savannah, New Ebenezer and Augusta...South Georgia contains ...Frederica and New Inverness..." and so much more.
Two additional articles are headed: "Account of American Affairs", which concerns relations with the Indians, and "Account of the Dispute between the Governor & Assembly of Philadelphia", which is continued from a previous issue & takes over 2 pages.
Quite interesting is the discussion on Ben Franklin's lightning rod, including a print of a house with one. 
Additional intriguing items include: "An Enquiry why Fish was Never Used in Sacrifices Among the Jews" which takes nearly a full page; "Hally [Halley] and Newton on the Comet Expected in 1758" (loss to a few words on this page) and the fullpg. plate of the tomb of "Lewis Stuart Duke of Richmond", and a fullpg. sheet of music.
Lacking the map called for.
Complete in 48 pages, full title/contents page, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, wear at some of the margins, otherwise good.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's