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Nautical improvements...

Item # 685681

February 17, 1798

THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, Feb. 17, 1798  An uncommon title which lasted only from Feb., 1798 thru June, 1799, during which time it was suspended for 6 months due to the death of the editor.
Mostly literary content but also: "Nautical Improvement" "Method of Obtaining & Preparing Tin in the Mines of Cornwall" "A Curious Anecdote of a Negro in France" and more.
Near the back is: "Intelligence" which includes appropriations for: "...purchasing gallies, arms, ammunition, etc...". Also mention of creating turnpike roads in Maryland.
No imprint but Mott's 'History of American Magazines' verifies it was published in Phila.
Complete in 32 pages, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's