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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1741 

* New York Conspiracy of 1741
* Slaves - Slavery insurrection


Within this issue is an article: "Of the Office of Auditor of the Revenue in America" which includes: "I am a native of New England & having read in your paper...The state of importance of the American colonies is so little understood or regarded...it would be better for England if all the Plantations were at the bottom of the sea, tho' they have brought in so many millions to England..." with much more, taking over a full page of text.
Included is a full page map headed: "Map of Germany and Sweden" which also includes portions of Hungary, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Prussia, France, and Italy with various city locations noted as well.
"Extract from the Speech of Hon. George Clark...Commander in Chief of the Colony of New York to the General Assembly of that Colony" which takes most of a page with a portion including: "...as to this province, a jealousy which for some years has obtained in England, that the Plantations are not without thoughts of throwing off their dependence on the Crown of England. I hope & believe no man in this Province has any such intention..." with more.
Another report is headed: "Extract of a Letter from New York" and includes: "...was discovered to have engaged the Negroes in a general conspiracy & provided them with long knives and fire arms. Their design was to fire the town in different parts & then to rise and murder the white people. Two negroes were executed for it..." with more on this attempted slave insurrection.
No plates are called for in this issue.
Complete in 56 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice condition.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War 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