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THE

ANNUAL REGISTER,

OR A VIEW OF THE

HISTORY,

POLITICS,

AND

LITERATURE,

For the YEAR 1774-

THE FOURTH EDITION.

LONDON:

Printed for J. DoDSLEY, in Pall-Mall, 1789.

503.541-B

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PREFACE.

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HE very favourable reception that the Annual Register has been honoured with from an indulgent Public, has made it no lefs our duty than our intereft to exert our utmost endeavours to make our work as worthy of their attention as we are able. The time of publication we are sensible is a point which it is our duty and intereft to attend to; and it is never without extreme regret that we have found the publication delayed beyond the beginning of fummer. But for the lateness of the present publication we have only one excufe to make a very fevere illness which for feveral weeks confined

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the gentleman principally concerned in the work to his bed. This created an unavoidable delay; but the first efforts of his returning health were employed in endeavours that the diligence and attention in the execution might in fome measure compenfate for the lateness of the publication.

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Death of the Grand Signior, Mustapha III. His character. Acceffion of bis brother. Preparations for carrying on the war. Infurrections excited by the Porte among the Tartars in the Ruffian Empire. Armament for the Crimea. State of the Armies on the Danube. Marshal Romanzow croffes that river. Turks defeated in various engagements. Diforder, mutiny, and defertion in the Turkish armies. Grand Vizir abandoned, and invefted at Schumla. Proposes a fufpenfion of arms; obliged to fign a peace, upon the terms prescribed by the conquerors. Confternation at the Porte; the peace confirmed. Principal articles of the peace. Grand Vizir dies fuddenly on the road to Adrianople. Rejoicings at Petersburgh. The articles fulfilled with good faith, and ambassadors appointed on both fides. Minifter appointed by the Porte, to Kerim Kan, one of the defpots of Perfia.

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Ý the termination of the bloody war which has fo long defolated the borders of Europe and Afia, it is to be hoped, that tranquillity will be fully reftored, VOL. XVII.

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