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Michael Romanoff.

Michael Romanoff.
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"With a vacant throne, and unembarrassed by republican feelings, the boyars, after the flight of Vladislaus, proceeded to elect as their czar Michael Romanoff, the son of the metropolitan of Rostof, who was, at the time, only sixteen years of age; and from him is descended the present imperial family. The usual routine of civil strife and foreign wars continued after the accession of Romanoff; and that in which the czar was involved with Gustavus Adolphus, king of Sweden, was terminated, not much to the advantage of Russia, through the mediation of England, France, and Holland. A treaty was signed by the belligerent parties on the 26th of January, 1616, which gave to Sweden Ingria, Carelia, Livonia, and Es-thonia, the Russians retaining Novgorod; and.these terms seem to have been dictated by the czar's love of peace.

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Sears, Robert. An Illustrated Description of the Russian Empire. New York: Robert Sears, 1855