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HISTORY of the TURKISH,

OR

OTTOMAN EMPIRE,

FROM ITS FOUNDATION IN 1300,

To The Peace Of BELGRADE IN 1740.

TO WHICH IS PRETTIES

AN HISTORICAL DISCOURSE

ON

MAHOMET and his SUCCESSORS.

TRANSLATED from tbe FRENCH of Mignot,

By A. HA W KINS, Ese.

QUIDQUID DELIRANT REGES, PLECTUNTUR ACHivi.

Horat. 1. Epift. 2.

VOL. IV.

EXETER : PRINTED AND SOLD BY R. THORN.

SO'LD ALSO BY
J. STOCKDALE, Piccadilly, and Messrs. SCATCHERD
and WHITAKER, Ave-Maria-Lane, London.

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From its Foundation in 1300, to the Peace of

BELGRADE in 1740.

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Visit of

Achmetll.

homet.

THE first acțion of Achmet II. after having J.C. 16911

Heg.1102, - girded on che sword of Othman and received "&1103. - the oaths of the great officers of the empire, was

to go and visit Mahomec IV, in his prison. The Achmetli. : new emperor found this feeble prince greatly ther Mau" C terrified. The wishes of some of his old servants,

who had been desirous of putting Mustapha his
eldest son on the throne, had reached his ears :

Mahomet knew likewise that they had talked of
Py restoring him the empire; and as on a similar

occasion he had attempted to put his brothers to
death, by a return on himself he expected death
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