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Captain Cook's voyages... The Revolutionary War...



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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1776  A nice issue from this significant year of the Revolutionary War.
Included is a five page: "Debate...for a bill for composing the present troubles & for quieting the minds of his Majesty's subjects in America", which has some great content on the Revolutionary War.
There is also a great "Letter from Gen. Lee to Gen. Burgoyne" which takes 1 1/2 pages, with parts reading: "...the whole British Empire stands tottering on the brink of ruin & you have it in your power to prevent the fatal catastrophe...You ask me if it is independence at which the Americans aim? I Answer, No! the idea never entered a single American head until a most intolerable oppression forced it upon them..." plus too much more to list here, signed: C. Lee.
Other war reports fall under the heading: "Account of the Proceedings of the American Colonists since the Passing the Boston Port Bill", one beginning: "Some skirmishes have happened in Virginia in which neither party have much to boast..." Includes a list of the "Corps in America". Another report begins: "Gen. Montgomery...made an attack upon the city of Quebec, which...proved unsuccessful..." with more.  A wealth of fine content here.
Also included are nearly 4 1/2 pages related to the "Late Voyages of the Resolution and Adventure" (Captain Cook).
Included is the full page plate called for.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, great condition.  

Category: British