French and Indian War

The January 1756 issue of The Gentleman's Magazine describing clashes on the Colonial American frontier at the start of the French and Indian War

The Gentleman's Magazine (London: Sylvanus Urban, Printed by D. Henry and R. Cave at John's Gate, January 1756), 8vo, 5.25" x 8.25", pp. [1-48], includes title page for volume and frontispiece engraving as well as an 8" x 11" map of Spain and Portugal, with an inset of the mouth of the river Tagus and Lisbon Harbor, together with an additional engraved plate. Binding remnants and stitch holes at left margin, minor corner and other creasing, pages clean overall.

Articles include news from America reporting on Indian raids in Pennsylvania: "the plantation at Paterson's Creek is intirely [sic] ruined, the inhabitants about Stoddarts Fort have all left their plantations, and above 80 families have fled to the Fort for shelter; the enemy has also ravaged all the country about the Potomack [sic] with so strong a party, that they repulsed the considerable force sent against them from Fort Cumberland…They cut off all but the young women, whom they carry away to their towns. News being brought to Lancaster that they had scalped many persons near Garbiel's mill, on the Susquehanna, about 50 of the stoutest inhabitants set out the next day to bury the dead; when they reached the spot, they found 14 bodies horribly mangled, and met a small party of friendly Indians, which was flying to the inhabited parts of the province for protection… When they came to Shamokin, they were received with a cold civility, and perceived the Indians often to whisper among themselves, after which some of them disappeared. This gave them great uneasiness… In the morning, two of the Indians privately advised them to avoid going a particular road, in which they said there was a danger." The men doubted whether these Indians where giving them good advice or were sending them into an ambush, so they took the road the Indians advised them not to take, "but they had not advanced far before they found that they had made a false judgment, for they were smartly attacked from both sides by a fire from the bushes, and of the whole number only 23 escaped alive."

Other articles include news on "the effects of the late earthquakes in Africa," "an inquiry why fish is never used in the sacrifices among the Jews," "an account of New Georgia."

Item: 57484

Price: $350.00
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