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The immigrant issue in America in 1787...

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May 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1787  Included is a brief section headed: "American News" which references the end of the Shays' Rebellion in Massachusetts, and also mention that: "...from Philadelphia...that thirty thousand emigrants have arrived there since the war; that twenty thousand Germans and Dutch occupy a tract of 50 miles; and that grants have been made of the waste lands for the space of two hundred miles; that marriage is liberally encouraged; and that population and agriculture increase rapidly." 
Included are 2 of the 3 plates called for including: "Three picturesque views in the Isle of Wight".
Complete in 88 pages, 5 1/2 by 8 3/4 inches, never-trimmed margins, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, some foxing inside and to the plates, good 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