Map of Battle of Bunker Hill
Great Intercepted John Adams Letter to Abigail Adams
George Washington's First Published Correspondence
Continental Congress Petitions and Replies to British Offer of Compromise
This complete September 1775 historic issue of Gentleman's
Magazine contains a 1/2 page map of the "Redoubt and Entrenchment on the
Heights of Charles Town, commonly called Bunker Hill, opposite Boston, attacked
and carried by His Majesty's Troops, June 17, 1775." This engraving of the
BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL was published within 90 days of the battle. There's
nothing like history as viewed by people who lived during the historic event.
Pictures of portions of these highlights are shown below, starting with the Index and followed by the wonderful John Adams letter to Abigail.
Below is the start of the long letter from Benjamin Harrison to George Washington and an excerpt reporting on Georgia joining the union of colonies.
Below is the start of Congress' reply to the British compromise proposal to let the colonies pay the unspecified British taxes by whatever means they wish. Also in this issue is a full text petition by Congress to the King requesting relief from the aggression of his ministry.
Below is the introduction to the two full text letters between George Washington and British Commander in Chief General Gage. Notice the references to "Mr." George Washington" and George Washington "Esq." in an effort not to recognize his position as commander in chief of the Continental Army. Later, in 1776 in New York, Washington refused to received communications from the British addressed in that manner.
Below is a commentary on the likely course of the conflict and a lamentation about the Loyalists in America who were having their Freedom of Speech curtailed.
This issue is complete, including a fold out map of the road from York to Chester, Whitby, Scarborough, Lancaster, etc.