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GIOVANNI MARITI
Travels in the Island of Cyprus
page 114

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governor, laid down his office, and came to Larnaca, and on the 17th sailed for Constantinople on a Tuscan polacca commanded by Captain Tagliagambe. On the 28th Kior Mohammad Pasha left Nicosia for Cerines, and on the 30th embarked on the small French barque of Captain Vianet, to take up his new Pashaliq or government of Koniah. His troops had already preceded him. Suleiman Efendi, who is still Governor, took over the administration of the island, his term of office being extended for another year. This beautiful but unhappy island will never recover from the troubles which have beset her these many years as long as she is governed by the man who pays the Grand Vezir most for the post. I ΙΟ Insurrection of 1764-6 [CH. XX

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