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Cabinet positions in Washington's new government include John Jay as first Chief Justice...



Item # 682219

November 01, 1789

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1789  Near the back is a report headed: "America" which details the power of the Executive Dept. of the new federal government, including: "The Executive Power, which forms one of the branches of ours new Government...to fill the different departments are appointed as follows: Mr. Jefferson, Secretary of State; General Knox, Secretary at War; Mr. John Jay, Chief Judge of the Union..." and more.
Among the additional articles are: "Experiments on Forcing Inflammable Air From Coal Mines" "Mr. Mitchell's Invention for Saving Lives" and near the back are over 4 pages with much details on an: "Accurate Statement of the Late Revolution in France".
Included are the 3 full page plates called for.
Complete in 88 pages, 5 1/2 by 8 3/4 inches with untrimmed margins, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice condition.

A very nice magazine from the "mother country" not long after the end of the Revolutionary War. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.

Item from Catalog 318 (released for May, 2022)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's