Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

1678 (1678)

document 70021095

Oct 31. 73. The K. of Poland died in 33y. of his age at Leopol. No.1. the Polish army attacked the Turks in their camp to an utter rout. this may encourage Sobienski . the chief general to endeavour the crown. gods providence to conjoin that success with the Kings death.

He was chosen King accordingly in the June following, I opinion this Sob. aimed at the crown and missing it by Wisnewniski's choice, he hindered him what he could, who quickly went to his grave and some thought by poison. I expect his reign will be troublesome