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Author: Foss, John, d. 1800.
Title: A journal, of the captivity and sufferings of John Foss; several years a prisoner at Algiers: together with some account of the treatment of Christian slaves when sick:-- and observations of the manners and customs of the Algerines. : [Eight lines of verse]

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Print source: A journal, of the captivity and sufferings of John Foss; several years a prisoner at Algiers: together with some account of the treatment of Christian slaves when sick:-- and observations of the manners and customs of the Algerines. : [Eight lines of verse]
Foss, John, d. 1800., Paine, Robert Treat, 1773-1811., Citizen of Newburyport. Algerine slaves., Algeria. Treaties, etc. United States. 1795 Sept. 5.

Newburyport [Mass.]: Printed by Angier March, Middle-Street., [1798]
Subject terms:
Foss, John, d. 1800.
Slavery -- Algeria.
Algeria -- History -- 1516-1830.
Algeria -- Description and travel.
Poems -- 1798.
Captivity narratives.
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CHAPTER IV. Origin of the present government of Algiers—Hoyradin and Horuc commence pirates—increase their strength—their names become dreadful—The older brother (called Barbarassa) invited by the King of Algiers to assist him against the Spaniards— marches to Algiers with 5,000 men—murders the King, and assumes the power—Expedition of Charles 5th against him—Barbarossa, vanquished and slain—His brother likewise called Barbarossa assumes the Sceptre—puts his dominions under the grand seignior—who assists him—appointed Admi|ral of the Turkish Fleet—appointed Vice Roy of Algiers—lays the foundation of the Mole—appoint|ed Bashaw of the Empire—Hasson Aga appointed Bashaw of Algiers—who ravages Spain, Italy, and the ecclesiastical States—Charles 5th attempts the destruction of Algiers with a powerful sleet and ar|my—is defeated with great loss, and returns to Car|thagena—Saleb Raise, successor to Hassan, attacks —dies of the plague—Hassan Corso elected in his stead—is displaced by the Porte, and a new Bash|aw from Constantinople arrives—he is refused ad|mittance—enters by treachery: and Corso, by his or|ders, is thrown from the walls—Tekelli murdered by Yusef, who is chosen in his stead—dies of the plague—Hassan, (son of Hayradin Barbarosse) cho|sen in his stead—Spaniards attack Mortosan, and are defeated—Hassan sent prisoners to Constantenople is cleared-Achmet appointed a new Bashaw he dies—Hassan sent a third time Bashaw of Algiers—attacks Marsalquivir—raises the siege, and again recalled to Constantinople—Mahomet, his successor, incorporates the Janissaries and Levantine Turks—Juan Gas|con, a Spaniard forms a design of destroying the Algerine navy—is unsuccessful, taken and executed—Ochali, succeeds Mahomet—and subdues —Algerines send a deputation to the Porte, complain of the rapacity of the Bashaws, and request liberty to choose their own Dey—The Porte agrees—and the Divan elects a Dey, &c.—Spaniards make an at|tempt upon Algiers, but fail—The Moors expelled from Spain—French attack Algiers with 52 sail; defeat their fleet and take two of their Corsairs—English send a fleet against them, but do nothing—Cologlies seize on the Citadel, but are overcome by the Turks and Renegadoes—Algerines throw off their dependence on the Porte—Louis 13th builds a fort on their coast—French fleet arrive at Algiers, demand the French Captives; the Dey refuses, and the French Admiral carries off the Turkish Vice Roy, and his Cadi—Algerines retaliate on Puglia, ravage the neighboring coasts, and scour the Adriatic—Ve|netians alarmed and send Admiral Capello against them—attacks and defeats the Algerine squadron, under Pinchinin—Venetians pay the Porte 50,000 dollars by way of attonement—Louis 14th sends a fleet under Du Quense, against Algiers—bombards the City and returns to Toulon—Algerines retaliate on Provence—ravage and bring off a great number of Captives—Louis sends another armament under Du Quense—arrives bombards the town, demolish|ish the Dey's Palace, and several other public edi|fices—demands the French captives, and receives 142 with a promise of the rest—Du Quense, demands the French Captives with the effects they had taken—also their Admiral Mezamorto, and , as hostages—The Dey embarrassed, and Mezamorto charges him with cowardice—raises an insurrection among the Soldiers—the Dey massacred—Mezamorto succeeds him, breaks the truce with the French, and recommences hostilities—causes all the French in the city to be massacred—Du Quense reduces Algiers to a heap of ruins and retires—Alge|rines sue for peace of France, and obtain it—enter into a peace with England—Spaniards, under O'Reilley attack Algiers, are unsuccessful, and retire with great loss.