Item #17964 1774 London Magazine Reports on the Developing Revolutionary War. Americana Revolutionary War.
1774 London Magazine Reports on the Developing Revolutionary War

1774 London Magazine Reports on the Developing Revolutionary War

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[REVOLUTIONARY WAR]. December 1774 Gentleman's Magazine reports on the developing Revolutionary War, including articles on "Plan of A Union Between Great Britain and the Colonies", "The King's Speech to the New Parliament", "Protest against the Lord's Address", "Letters From the Massachusetts Assembly to Lord Dartmouth", "Proceedings in the Province of Pennsylvania relative tot he General Congress", "Instructions to the Pennsylvania Deputies", and "American Affairs" as well as a report on the indigenous Six Nations. The London Magazine: Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer. In 1774, the British Parliament passed a series of laws collectively known as the Intolerable Acts, with the intent to suppress unrest in colonial Boston by closing the port and placing it under martial law. In response, colonial protesters led by a group called the Sons of Liberty issued a call for a boycott. The First Continental Congress was created in response to the intolrable act and it denounced taxation without representation, as well as the maintenance of the British army in the colonies without their consent. It issued a declaration of the rights due every citizen, including life, liberty, property, assembly and trial by jury . This Gentleman's Magazine dated December, 1774. London: Printed for R. Baldwin, Octavo, 5.25" x 8.25" inches. [567]-616. One letter to the editor reads "The interesting controversy between administration and America daily grows more and more serious; and not only the colony of New England, (which still maintains that elevated spirit of freedom and independence, that compelled their persecuted forefathers to remove from England to a wilderness in the new world) but all the other colonies appeared to be alarmed for their liberties. And truly, Sir, a great people, whose property is in all cases, and without reserve, at the disposal of another people at an immense distance, can never be persuaded that they live in the enjoyment of freedom..." This letter comes before a transcript of the "Proceedings in the Province of Pennsylvania, relative to the General Congress". Another article describes the meeting of 250 of the "mot considerable chiefs, sachems, and warriors of the Six Nations" and the September 1773 meeting of the Continental Congress. A fascination record of contemporary reporting and reactions to the developing American Independence efforts. Disbound, toned, bumped at outer top corner. Overall in good condition. Uncommon.

Item #17964

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