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THE

HISTORY of the TURKISH,

OR

OTTOMAN EMPIRE,

FROM ITS FOUNDATION IN 1300,

TO THE PEACE OF BELGRADE IN 1740.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED

AN HISTORICAL DISCOURSE

Ο Ν

MAHOMET 'AND HIS SUCCESSORS.

TRANSLATED from the FRENCH of MIGNOT,

By A. HAWKINS, Esq.

QUIDQUID DELIRANT Reges, pleCTUNTUR ACHIVI.

Horat. I. Epift. 2.

V O L.

IV.

EXETER : PRINTED AND SOLD BY R. THORN.

SOLD ALSO BY

J. STOCKDALE, Piccadilly, and Meffrs. SCATCHERD

and WHITAKER, Ave-Maria-Lane, LONDON.

MDCCLXXX VII.

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Τ. Η Ε

H.I S Τ Ο R Y

OF THE

Turkish, or Ottoman Empire, ,
From its Foundation in 1300, to the Peace of

BELGRADE in 1740.

A C Η Μ Ε Τ .

II.

TWENTY-FIRST REIGN.

Vifit of

to go

homet.

THE
HE first action of Achmet II. after having J.C.16916

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

and visit Mahomec IV, in his prison. The Achmet II. new emperor found this feeble prince greatly ther Ma. 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 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

B.

for

10-22-58 Oriecela

VOL, IV.

189.

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