Annual Register Volume 1789

Annual Register Volume 1789

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1792 edition. Excerpt: ...the politics of the Durbar, many changes will probably be occasioned by this event. The Ameer was about 40 years of age, Captain General of his father's army, and Prime Minister. Venice, May 1. On Wednesday evening a courier arrived here with drspatches from the Bailo at Constantinople to the Senate, acquainting them with the sudden death of Abdul Hamid, the Ottoman Emperor, which happened on the 7th of April, without any visible previous illness, He was born the zoth of March, 1725, and ascended the Ottoman throne on the zistof January. 1774.. by the name of Achmet the Fourth. He is succeeded by his nephew Selimss the third. DuHin-Cast/e, May 5' Letters Patent have been passed under the Great Seal of this Kingdom, in pursuance of his Majesiy's commands, constituting and appointing the Most Rev. Father in God, Robert Lord Archbilhop of Dublin, the Right Hon. Hugh Carleton, Chief Justice of the Court of Common-Pseas, and Sir Samuel Bladflreet, bart. one of the justices of the Court of King's Bench, to be commiffioners for the keeping ofthe Great Seal of Ireland. 6 h The long-expected battle t ' between Humphreys and Mendoza took place on Wednesday at Stilton. A spacious amphitheatre was erected, for the purpose of seeing this contest, m the park of Mr. Thornton. It confisted of an erection of feats round a space of forty-eight feet in circumserence, raised one above another, and capable of holding between two and three thousand PessQnS. About that number of As Ward the boxer, with others of the sraternity, was travelling on the Lincoln (lage to affist at the boxing-matclt between Humphreys and Mendoza at Stilton; while the coach baited at the Black Horse, Eusield-highway, he was challenged by one Swain, a blacksmith of Enfield, who was...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236959647
  • 9781236959645