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Printed for J. DODSLEY, in Pall-Mall, 1778.

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P R E F A C E.


HE very favourable reception

that the Annual Register has been honoured with from an indulgent Public, has made it no less our duty than our interest 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 interest to attend to; and it is never without extreme regret that we have found the publication delayed beyond the beginning of the summer. But for the lateness of the present publication we have only one excuse to make a very severe illness which for seve


ral weeks confined 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 some measure compensate for the lateness of the publication.

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Death of the Grand Signor, Mustapha III. His character. Accession of his bro.

ther. Preparations for carrying on the war. Insurrections excited by the Porte among the Tartars in the Russian Empire. Armament for the Crimea. State of the Armies on the Danube. Marsbal Romanzow crosses that river. Turks defeated in various engagements. Disorder, mutiny, and desertion in the Turkish armies. Grand Vizir abandoned, and invested at Schumla. Proposes a suspen. fion of arms ; obliged to hign a peace, upon the terms prescribed by tbe conquerors. Confernation at the Parte; peare confirmed. Principal articles of the peace. Grand Vizir dies suddenly on the road to Adrianople. Rejaicings at Petersburgb. The articles fulfilled with good faith, and ambassadors appointed on bord fides. Minister appointed by the Porte, to Kerim Kan, one of the despots of Perfia. B

Y the termination of the ed, as well to the wide dominions

bloody war which has so long of the great belligerent powers, as desolated the borders of Europe to those of their lesser neighbours, and Asia, it is to be hoped, that who without any share in the adtranquillity will be fully restore vantages, generally experience all VOL. XVII,



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