Raynors HCA 2017-02
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/23/2017
A complete and authentic issue of Gentleman’s Magazine, May 1757, 48pp., disbound, VG. From the front page a very early report mentioning Major George Washington. In part, “...concerning the territories in America mention'd in the treaty of Utrecht; of several Indian traders seized by the French on the Ohio, and sent prisoners to France, but afterwards enlarged on the interposition of Lord Albemarle; and of the murder of Mr. Jumonville by a party of English under Major Washington. We have also...given an account...of the expedition & defeat of General Braddock..." In some quarters, Washington was believed to have murdered or allowed to be murdered, his captured French prisoner Sieur de Jumonville. Washington was heavily criticized in Britain for the incident. British statesman Horace Walpole referred to the controversy surrounding Jumonville's death as the "Jumonville Affair" and described it as "a volley fired by a young Virginian in the backwoods of America that set the world on fire." In a separate report, "Account of a Colony of Jews in the East Indies" begins: "Not long ago I accidentally met with a New account of the East Indies, by Capt. Alexander Hamilton, in which, among other curious particulars, he says...that at the city of Couchin in times of old was a republic of Jews who were once so numerous that they could recon about 80,000 families but at present they are reduced to 4000. They have a synagogue at Couchin..."
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