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    English View of the 1776 American Revolution in British "Gentleman's Magazine" November 1776. The lead article in this issue reports on the opening of the new Session in the House of Commons on October 30, 1776 in which His Majesty (King George III) began his speech with the following: "My Lords and Gentlemen, Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you, at the opening of this session, that the troubles, which have long so distracted my colonies in North America, were at an end; and that my unhappy people, recovered from their delusion, had delivered themselves from the oppression of their leaders, and returned to their duty; but so daring and desperate is the spirit of those leaders, whose object has always been dominion and power, that they have now openly renounced all allegiances to the crown, and all political connection with this country..." He was, of course, speaking of the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence, going on to mention that Canada had been recovered and that the campaign in New York held great hopes of success. There is much interesting news and commentary on this colonial rebellion as well as the literary reviews, poetry, stock prices and legal notices always found in this venerable publication. The issue offered here is in excellent condition, 48 pages, 5" x 8", disbound as usually found. The foldout map of Connecticut and Rhode Island is present.

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