Whitehall Evening Post, December 27, 1787

Extract of a Letter from Petersburgh, Nov. 20, “Every disposition making throughout the wide-extended States of our august Sovereign announces a most obstinate war against the Turks. To support it without burthening her subjects too much, her Imperial Majesty has recourse to oeconomy: among other regulations tending thereto, she has ordered a stop to be put to all buildings on account of the Crown, which will diminish the expences very much, and be a means of employing 80,000 more men in the army. The same principle has occasioned the intended expedition to Kamschatka to be laid aside, orders having been sent to pay off and disarm the vessels which had been destined for that service.”

Text courtesy of Robert King

Updated: January 21, 2015