Memoirs of Peter Henry Bruce; Containing an Account of His Travels in Germany, Russia, Tartary, Turkey, the West Indies
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1782 Excerpt: ... BOOK V. Descent upon Sweden.--Birth of More...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1782 Excerpt: ... BOOK V. Descent upon Sweden.--Birth of the emperor's grandson Peter, and death of the princess his mother.--The birth of Peter Petrmvitz, son to the emperor.--A carnival.--The czar's double eagle.--The czars attention to improve his capital and country.--His military rewards and punishments.--Thirty tall grenadiers for the king of Prvstia.--A horrid murder at Riga, --Contributions on Dantzig.--His Jcheme in taking Weifmar.--Conference with the king of Denmark and arrival at Copenhagen.--The combinedfleets.--The Danes alarmed.--Refuse subst/lence lo the troops, --A conference with the king of Dcnm.sk in his capital, with its constquences.--The story of lieutenant general Bobn.--Oppressive scheme of the duke os Mecklenburg.--The distress of his people.--The czarowitx disappears.--The captain refused leave to quit the Ruffian service.--The czar's return from Paris.--The return of his army to Peter/burgh.--Disorders in his absence redressed.--Attempt to dtscover a north Ja age to India.--The fatal expedition of prince Bcckzvitz.--A new regulation at Petersburg :, and a silk manufactory at Moscow. Book v. A S to the operations of this year's campaign, field -marshal count Zeremetof was sent, in the month of March, with 12,000 men, to strengthen the army of the allies in Pomerania, who were to reduce Weifmar, the only place the king of Sweden had now left in Germany. Descent on The czar, as soon as the river and fca were clear from Sweden. tlc icej embarked his troops on board the gallies, and went with them to Cronflot, where he joined his fleet, consisting of fifty ships of the line; he sailed from thence to Revel, where he continued to the end of June, and then sailed to Gothland, and stationed the fleet so as to prevent the Swedes from sending any reinfor