Note 059
From Chapter 64 of the Decline & Fall

The fact, which is attested by the Arabic history of Ben Schounah, a contemporary Syrian (De Guignes Hist. des Huns. tom. iv. p. 336). destroys the testimony of Saad Effendi and Cantemir (p. 14, 15), of the election of Othman to the dignity of sultan.

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