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Mention of James Oglethorpe of Georgia...

Item # 685343

June 22, 1734


* Rare 18th century publication
* Early James Oglethorpe mention

This was the leading anti-Walpole political journal of its time: Thomas Lockwood describes it as "the most successful political journal of the first half of the eighteenth century...". 
The stated purpose of the newspaper was to expose political craft--hence the title--but the overriding purpose was to unseat Robert Walpole as Chancellor, or as the new term of abuse called him, "Prime Minister".
Page 2 has a report: "...The Indian King of the Lower Crib of Georgia, with his Queen, the Prince his son, and four of their Chiefs, are come over with Mr. Oglethorpe in the Aldorough Man of War." Rare period mention of James Oglethorpe.
Various news reports of the day. The back page has an illustrated advertisement for "Dr. Rock. Practitioner in Physick and Surgery" which includes a relatively large engraving of a man with a bandage on his right leg. The ad has much text describing what Dr. Rock does--fascinating reading.
Four pages, 10 1/4 by 14 1/2 inches, great condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's