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Item # 676676 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1758  The most significant article is headed: "American Affairs" with a dateline of Williamsburg, Virginia, July 7 which includes: "...that the Indians had lately killed & captivated 26 people between Winchester & Augusta court house...that a large body of the inhabitants, to the number of 300, were removed into Culpepper...".
This is followed by various other reports with much on the French & Indian War with datelines from Albany, Lake George, Great Carrying Place, New York, Philadelphia, Halifax, Boston, Williamsburg, Louisbourg, & South Carolina.
A wealth of fine reading with one item noting: "...that a party of 700 of Roger's rangers, with Puttnam in the front, fell in on the 8th instant near fort Anne with a party of 170 Indians & 280 Canadians & colony troops..." with so much more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day, mostly European, but there is a significant report from America: "...This morning arrived an express...that Col. Bradstreet in the middle of August last made himself master of Fort Frontenac...on the Lake Ontario at the entrance into St. Lawrence's river, and took in the harbour 11 or 12 ships, each mounting from 10 to 20 guns..." with a bit more.
Another interesting item is a letter in response to a previous letter concerning Jewish prayers for the dead.
This issue begins with: "An Account of Russia, as it was in 1710".  Also in the issue are: "Rules for Preserving Heath in Africa" "A new way of Procuring the Electrical Shock with a Substance very different from Glass" "Account of the Care of an Extraordinary kind of Palsy, both as to the case & the part affected by means of Electricity" "On the Force of Habit" and much more.
Included is one of the two plates called for, which shows the Golden Tortoise of Pennsylvania.
Complete in 52 pages, 5 by 8 1/4 inches full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, great condition. 
 
A very nice pre-Revolutionary War era magazine from the "mother country" 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