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Washington & Gage on the treatment of prisoners...

Item # 680663 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  November, 1795

* Re. Revolutionary War prisoners
* George Washington & Thomas Gage

Included is: "General Gage's Answer to General Washington" dated at Boston, Aug. 13, 1775, which is in response to Washington's complaint that American prisoners were being treated very poorly. Gage does in part: "...Britons, ever per-eminent in mercy...over-looked the criminal in the captive...your prisoners, whose lives by the laws of the land are destined to the cord, have hitherto been treated with care & kindness..." with more, signed in type: Thomas Gage. And this is followed by Washington's response, taking most of a page & signed in type: G. Washington.
Near the back: "Intelligence of Importance from the London Gazettes" begins with mention of the ratification of the Jay Treaty.

Lacking plates called for.
Complete in 88 pages, 5 by 8 1/2 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, front page is close-trimmed, otherwise in nice condition.

A very nice 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