London Pues Occurrences, October 31, 1747 : Front Page

Publication: London Pues Occurrences October 31, 1747

London Pues Occurrences (Newspaper) - October 31, 1847, London, Middlesex 7M Vol Numb 84 TJE! CCURRFNCES From SATURDAY OBober the ? 1 It, to TU ESD AT November the 3d E T T E R XCUI. IN my Ud I flirwM th-e KottK-Kan depo-'jjng that vcrv K ne, whom he placed ; n the throne, and let-ine his Son upon it i now fhou fee h-m a�tm�!y Rami R Victories, recki.-g f om he I"uiks all the Oncjuclh ney had trade, and nukirg m []�,( 0 the i'o^er wftih he deriv'd froru the � ":P(,v.enti *l�ch hr hdd ar the Court of the fotPrin.e. HecaukM it to be deJ.r'd to rhe : ,frnor of Habv'on, that he was ready m beg.n -te'vVir, il theOcromm Porte dU n'treftye ;o ,(l'trfifns '.�li*n Ko.u 'hem unju..-y, njconn 'y to lhe Fji'h cfTre�tir*. T..e�xe-(.j-ion ioon'd the Menace. KoulrN. n ,,ide hiidcit Ma rer or Icveral Puce., a id actuary [iiJ Si'pe 10 the tnoft irrpottar.t Pla.e on ne ^urx* Frontier i b.ic after right Months Siege, he d*tf�ttJ �nd oblieeJ to retire, and nut long ,IK he loft a le.ond Battle. ' Tkle Mu'ortunrs. and this me^n-hoRy Begir,-ing would h�ve lhock'd am one of Ids Courage ml It.regr'ry than K-->uli-Kan, but they only .>'J t0 animate the moit. He Hill peifiited in his Peiirn-, and Fortune rewarded hs Courage, luprlz'd the Tuiks, routed them, and ra'dc himJcii cf all Artilltry, and the grcateft >�rt of the if �*CP�P,e- fiiitr mis Victory, Kou>Kan proposd to the ,jrVs a Peace, but the Conditions on whuh piv u-crc tor avecpting it, being he thought too , he refols'd co prolccute the War with Vi-, augmented the Number of hiol'Ky contiitiuted veiy much anerwards to the i&Ofiti he out in'd, which wereio conliderahle, that ther thiew Turky into a Coiiemuion from one End to rhe ether. In one fingie Inltance, he ilxoll entirely #ief?rov*J .n Army o� Men,which ratpen'd thus, Kouli-Kan heating 'hit the Ottoman Ar^y was eric ens'd to above ioo,co� Men, and that the Ormd Sijnor had ordei'd the Geneial who com-turded it to mack the Perfiins, he did not think l5r to risk a Battle rhe Succefs of which was doubt-tul.ind might deprive him, in one Day, of what it had colt him leveril C'mpaigns to acquire; therefore he ufed this 5tra'�gem, and made � cunning Improvement of the Knowledge he had got froT the Eun perns, whom he had about him. He pretended to be fearful of an Attack, withdrew bis Troops from the Plains on which they were enrarap'd, and dj/tributed the greateft Number of them into the narrow PafTges and Vales, where � potted them in fuch a Manner, thit they o-ti!pi�d thf_ Avenues, and be, caus'd them to be iouined with forne we�k Entrenchments, that only lerv'd the better to deceiv the Turks. And 'srrher, within the narrow P*ttti, he caus'd Mines to be laid, which were carried on with as much Secrecy and Diligence, � The Artillery that was to ferveto blow the* up, and tofinifh the Ruin of the Turks, was placed en the Slope of Hills, bet-�t�n Hedges and Thicket'. The Tents in the Camp were fall of fuch Goods as were iikeiy to l8yuP the Soldiers Time in plundering. Kouli Kan divided the reft of his Troops into two Bod its. He caufed the one to march a Rre*t *�y about thrr/Defiles, and fent it to take Poft �n� Wood, which lay on the file of the Road, yw theTurks were to rake in order to attack them. He pofted himfelf, with the other Body, upon an CfflinerHe, from whence he rofght hold a Corotnu-niearjon with his two Wings, and order their Motions. He alfo nude a Difpofition to fecure his Retreat, in cafe the Mea lures he had taken fhou id niilcarry. TheTurks Army being deceived by this artful P'lpoluionof the Perfian Forces, only confider'd � is.a move certain Proof of the FoUy of the Pet-nans, and of the cafe with which theymifthibe 'O-querd. The fecond of June the whole Turkifh Army m>rched, with their Artillery, under the com-Jjiand of the R.ftiw Abdiilah, to attack the P�-nans, Kouli Km of his Horfe co t�ke � vie* of rhe Turks, and Abdallah caus'd them to K vworoufl/ attacked by his Cavalry. Alter foracS-cirmithes the Perfims took Fl'^hc. n-nJ. n h]na'e]i repeated, abindoninR th: Eni- Km uP�^.which he pafted, with the reft ot smjo. Thi Grand Signer'* Army being tnereby m.-rD'arj-d, pur.'u J tfePe li-ns h'o the Valors and 1'alT-rs into whi.h Kouli K n had di'.bib ned the p: aieif p,rt of fiis Koiics. The Turks totted the Inri er-ch'ti! r.r weie. The Tutks t ;w ihauahr 01 noti ing but Ti i.i up'i. I i.-ir Soidi- rs !eil to plu!--dcrins t:tir Ten , w'-en all on : e in th? W"od, t*� s\\ i0r:'i-ti.l it:i i :iilv - it c'-'.! the Turks irwieR"'t, whil- K01 i Ki:i uent re;the Hill, nd iru on th.--m in tii'. h nr. At i'-c lame inlUnr, a ten i'�.r UUhir^e of the Aitill'ry, tint m% p.antc-- Upon the l.i 1. H lis, ur S-e co th- M n.-, �m h h�d fuch a Ipecly LfT ct, that above one tliit J i\ A:-fairs, tnd thought he ou^h: not torefuie.t Thune his good Fortun: l-.emed ro offer hi>n, In p r ic-u-hr he Jevur'd to f.jiinelf rhe Suffrage ot eve y Grandee, and afterwards lummoii'J a n 1 ne: :;s AfTembiy ot the Peifians, in wniArT-.i.-biy he gave an Account of every thing n. nad do> for the Glory or the Perfian^, call'd : Mmd tf.e Fatigue and Pains he had lufr'er'd, the Dangeis to Mhic i he had Expos'd hi/nlei;. and concluded hi, D fcourfe by declaring, hnr he wi; relo.v'j to renounce '.he Poft ot GeneralilTixa. and hiso^hcr Ficplo)ments. and to fpend tr.c reft cf hisDavs in retire \.t-.x, The Grandees, whom Kouii Kan had vkon over to his Intereft, and, who 'new lull wei! what Conftiuclion to put upon their General's Dc-ligns, rejected his Propola!, and, alter hiving highly extolled his good Conduct, and thanked him in the Name of all the- Petfwns, for the Advantages he had procures" to the Nation, they inueattd him, that he would be plealed not on.y to keep his Pod of Gencatiffinn, h^t to take upon him the Crown and Dignity of Schah, as a juif Reward of his Labours. Kouli Kan was too arttul to accept the OLrVr thar was made to him immediately, he mode'dy refufed the Cro'An, and procefled thir he w^uld never rake Polfrflton of an E'Ute that did not belong to him. The great Men made Anfwer to him, that Perlia being obliged to him (or its Prefervation, mifcbr lawfully chule him for i;s Sovereign. Thele Arguments did not determine Kouij Kan, who w^nrrd to be forced to ac Victories, and *:is enough for me thit I have lb wn thee the Revo hitions in Peifia, which advanced him c� the Tnrone. As F�m o ten rakes picture in mivi tg table with the kjilurjr of renowned Conquerors, fo a rhujijnd Fah.ilous Stoiirs hive hrtn r_ld, notonlv in the W--!f, hut in c i.r Fal^, concei n in^ Kouli K:n's P,renr ^ and Country. Some wili have h'.n ro br a Sot'iinn, others sffiim th;c he is a Bu:Rundian, and loiv,e a N':tive o; AiDanla j but he wn have ruled chemlclves co the higheft pirch of Glorv and coi cjM�rtJ 'ever.i great [-.rcpi es. Tamei� lane was as furpr ifing a Mm as K>uli Km, and perhaps a Perfon of greater Valour i tor he own'd his Grratnvts to nothing but his Jsnverv, whereas the Sophi hasb-h par:ly indebted tor his ta Tieathery. All tie Intrigues which he rrrde uie of to d'pjiehis iawli.1 Sovereign piinre Taawaj itid ms i'0, ennot lecuie bis tio:u � a confi.!erJkl- s- J . A if cue O &':ciice I r ! 're: > ' -K'l'^h Km lit : >j n r u- , ', . n, a NfOiVle: u: popular C f 1 r i n let Crime dilgaile.! I" * 1 Philoiopiiti 'tis not the leh Tne Memorial of the virqiis dj ier:o. t m which I innpartei to you, by 6rd�-r of the K my Ma.'rer, the Informal jons which his Majelty haj rnfive'J. .rom Perfons worthy of Creel:, ' ,n Expedition concerted atBatavj,, upon '^>^if of Sew Spitn, with a Defign to carry on there an iie^itimate Commerce. I alUi required, in rhe faid Memorial, that thjs Infraction ot Treatiet (hould ne pur.jfhed in the l>erl'on ot cr-.c Dutch Governor or that P!>ce, not on'y bec'ufe he knew the whole Progtels of the Affair, but was concerned in fchimfelr; and I infilled upon the Chaff ilV^n-nt of tbe cither Subiefii of the State, who had en^agr-d in � Ciime eqw^y execrable in irfelf, as in the enor,nous Ciri tim-(fances of it; Foralmucli -s befi Ies theV-oUtiori of the Law OfNa'ion*, if includes thar detelJabl* Circumftance of uniting wru ri-.c mo!! ojen and declared Enemies of ;he Oounof Spain, and coco-plorring v.i:hthr�, by underhand, fftktng their Succour and Suppoit, tn e� cu'e an En' n pr ze, tending, in xbtNa'Lie c: it, Toovrrth^ow the good Corr-fpondei ;e whi-h lubftffs between the two Nations, and which js founded upon JucK iolemn Convention^. I arn now ro infirm your High Mightineflet, that by the laft Letters arrived from the Philippines and New Spain, he abovemer-tion'J Advkes �re fully verified ; rhe Governor of Manilla having not informed the King of the whole FtO, bv an cx lianceof the two Nations: And he takes it witb the greater Indignation, as rhole very Petlons, who, by the Duty ot their 0$ c, ought to watch with him for the Prefefvarion ot thofe pitcious Advanwges, are involved in the lime GuiJr with others. I His Majeffy has ftric'tly enjoined me to pref* j' your High MhhtincfTes, in the tnoft tffi aciou* Manner, upon rhis Siib/ecx. by laying be lore your Eyo ail the Atroi ioulntls 01 a Crime to ftronglr eircumftanced. �nd by deonanding the rood ludden *nd rcofi firrcre P-jniftieent. horb of th� Governor of Bata^'ia, awj^jt i'i others, whe like b'm, h-veenterrd into this Comfpr�fy, by confejr-r* * ing with the Emmies of 'h. Kingdom ot Spain to commit this unheari cf ialuit. ;

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Publication: London Pues Occurrences

Location: London, Middlesex

Issue Date: October 31, 1747