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Scots Magazine (Newspaper) - January 1, 1744, London, Middlesex SCOTS Summary of tie fiate of PUBLICK AF FAIRS at the beginning of theyear OME motions of the PERSIAN ar myneartheCafpian towards the clofe oif the year put the Ruffians at firft under no fmall as was evident by the mi ary precautions of the latter on that fide it their fears were foon with urances of peace from the and s retreat from their frontiers fo that lis proved to be only a to conceal intention of attacking the and turning his forces towards Tau and Before his approach to IB Ottoman befides a defeat 6 fuffered the Lefghi his rmy was led a tedious journey thro the farts of and arrived the be inning of May at the city three ays journey from Tewris where he re iewed his faint and weary with After a fliort they pur led their courfe to the province of Diar eckj tho they met with fome iconfiderable the vigorous man er they were received at the fiege of teems to have mocked their mar al and left them lietherto liften to a treaty with the try their ability once more againft Bag or It fhould however be that the chief accounts of the lah Nadirs ill fortune come either from where truth is fometimes ippofed to be violated to the popu ice in a good whole turbulence therwife might difturb the repofe of the or from other places attached to IB Ottoman intereft while advices from Perfian army are replete with the ce rity of its and the uninter nptednefs of their princes On the other the TURKS have lot been wanting in their preparations to ippofe the and preferve Bagdat nd both which were in an in different ftate of To fix men of war were ordered up the Black and the provifionveflels battened to Trebifond the troops on the of Er zerum being likewife daily Be fides thefe cautionary the Porte has got a young to oppofe the Perfian monarchs right to the who is gi ven out to be either the hue Shahs fon oc but is believed to be He has had great honours paid is fupported by a good body of whom it is pfopofed to bring about a de feftion or divifion the people of Th6 depofal Viaier might be mentioned among the remark able occurrences in the Turkifll but that fuch a turn of fortune is grown perfectly the intrigues of great the capricious influence of the and the fluftuating difpbfition of theMuffulmen on the appearance of a ny bad afpeft on the face of their RysstAisftrengtHiened againft any at tack that may be made from tiy the fubmiffion of the Dagheftari a numerous and powerful ancTwho are even capable if any hoftile occafion fliould make it neceflary to give the Shah work enough in his own poflef Cons fo that the dread which was enter tained of that princes defigns upon the Milfcovite appeared hence to be as as hiinfelf ftiewed them to be in his pacifick declarations and The Czarina has reftored a folid and honourable her by pro curing a happy conclnfion of her diffe iences with Sweden and increafed her own by providing a fucceflbr to that fo nearly allied to herfelf in blood and as the Bimop of Lu Notwithftandihg the returns of loyalty and affefition that might be expecV ed from her a againft the generous adminiftration of her Impe rial Majefty has been lately A I
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