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Letter from John Wesley... State of affairs in Pennsylvania...

Item # 702561 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1756  Among the articles within is a "Letter from Mr. Wesley Confirming the Yorkshire Earthquake", signed by him in type: John Wesley, the noted evangelist and founder of Methodism.
Also: "Of the Cultivation of Exotics" which concerns the red cedar & other trees in America. Another article taking over 3 pages is "A Dialogue between X, Y. and Z Concerning the Present State of Affairs in Pennsylvania" with much relating to the recent Militia Bill and the exempting of Quakers from military service (see for the beginning). Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with news reports of the day including an oblique reference to the French & Indian War with: "Arrived in Plymouth six transports with Gen. Otway's Old Bluffs, & Lord John Murray's regiment of Highlanders from Ireland. They are already embarked for America" (see).
No plates or maps are called for in this issue.
Complete in over 50 pages (although the St. John's Gate cover is not present, a pin-head size hole on the cover page, 6 by 8 3/4 inches with wide, untrimmed margins, overall nice condition. 

A very nice magazine from the "mother country" from the French & Indian War 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