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Downing-Street, January 15, 1836.

The King has been pleased to direct letters patent to pass the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, nominating the Venerable William Grant Broughton, Archdeacon of New South Wales, to the Bishoprick of Australia.

Whitehall, January 14, 1836.

The King has been pleased to grant unto John M’Neill, Esq. His royal licence and permission that he may accept and wear the insignia of the royal Persian Order of the Lion and Sun, of the first class, which the Shah of Persia has conferred upon him, in approbation of his services while attached to the British Force in Persia, and that he may enjoy all the rights and privileges thereunto annexed ; provided, nevertheless, that His Majesty's said licence and permission doth not authorise the assumption . of any style, appellation, rank, precedence, or privilege appertaining unto a Knight Bachelor of these realms:

And also to command, that His Majesty's said concession and especial mark of His royal favour, be registered, together with the relative documents, in His Majesty's College of Arms.

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Office of the Poor Law Commissioners for England and Wales, r January 19, 1836.

This is to certify that, under the provisions of the 7th section of the fourth and fifth William the Fourth, cap. 76, the Poor Law Commissioners for England and Wales have appointed William Day, of Maresfield, in the county of Sussex, Fsq. one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the said county, one of the Deputy Lieutenants of the same county, and late Vice-Chairman of the Board of Guardians of the Poor of the Uckfield Union; Thomas Stevens, of Bradfield, in the county of Berks, Esq. one of His Majestv's Justices of the Peace for the said county, and late Vice-Chairman of the Board of Guardians of the Poor of the Bradfield Union; Richard Digby Neave, of Havering atte Bower, in the county of Essex, Esq. one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the liberty of Havering atte Bower; and Edmund Walker Head, Esq. Master of Arts; to be Assistant-Commissioners of the Poor Laws.

And this is further to certify, that the said Thomas Stevens and Richard Digby Neave did, on Saturday the 16th instant, take the oath required by the 11th section of the said Act; and that the said William Day and Edmund Walker Head did, on Monday the 18th instant, take the said oath; before Mr. Justice Patteson, one of the Judges of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, at his Chambers at Serjeant's Inn.

Signed, by order of the Board, -
Edwin Chadwick, Secretary.

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LoNDON GAZETTE of JANUARY 22, 1836.

At the Court at Brighton, the 16th day of January 1836,

PRESENT, The KING's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

WHEREAS by an Act of Parliament, made and passed in the third and fourth year of the reign of His present Majesty, intituled “An Act for the “ abolition of slavery throughout the British colo“ nies; for promoting the industry of the manu“ mitted slaves; and for compensating the persons “ hitherto entitled to the services of such slaves;” it is enacted, “ that, from and after the first day of August one thousand eight hundred and thirtyfour, all persons who, in conformity with the laws now in force in the said colonies respectively, shall, on or before the first day of August one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, have been duly registered as slaves in any such colony, and who, on the said first day of August one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, shall be actually within any such colony, and who shall by such registries appear to be, on the said first day of August one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, of the full age of six years or upwards, shall, by force and virtue of the said Act, and without the previous execution of any inden

denture of apprenticeship, or any other deed or instrument for that purpose, become and be apprenticed labourers"; and whereas, by the said Act, it is further enacted, that, subject to the obligations imposed by the said Act, or to be imposed as therein mentioned upon such apprenticed labourers as aforesaid, all and every the persons who, on the said first day of August one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, shall be holden in slavery within any such British colony as aforesaid shall, upon, and from, and after the said first day of August one thousand eight hundred and thirty four, become and be, to all intents and purposes, freed and discharged of and from all manner of slavery, and shall be absolutely and for ever manumitted; and that the children thereafter to be born to any such persons, and the offspring of such children, shall, in like manner, be free from their birth; and that, from and after the said first day of August one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, slavery shall be, and is thereby, utterly and for ever abolished and declared unlawful throughout the British colonies, plantations, and possessions abroad: And whereas by the said Act it is provided, that the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury may raise the sum of twenty millions of pounds sterling, towards compensating the persons entitled to the services of the slaves to be manumitted and set free by virtue of the said Act, for the loss of such services: And whereas in the said Act it is recited, that various rules and regulations are or may be necessary for the purposes therein specified and that such regulations could not without great inconvenience, be made, except by the respective governors, councils, and assemblies, or other local legislatures of the said respective colonies, or by His Majesty, with the advice of His Privy Council, in 183t, D J Ureference to those colonies to which the legislative authority of His Majesty in Council extends; and it is, therefore, by the said Act enaeted and declared, that nothing in the said Act contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to prevent the enactment, by the respective governors, councils, and assemblies, or by such other local legislatures as aforesaid, or by His Majesty, with the advice of His Privy Council, of any such Acts of General Assembly, or Ordinances, or Orders in Council, as might be requisite for making and establishing such several rules and regulations as aforesaid, or any of them, or for carrying the same, or any of them, into full

and complete effect: And whereas it is by the said Act further enacted, that no part of the said sum of twenty millions of pounds sterling shall be applied or shall be applicable to the purposes therein aforesaid, for the benefit of any person entitled to the services of any slave in any of the colonies therein aforesaid, unless an Order shall have been first made by His Majesty, with the advice of His Privy Council, declaring that adequate and satisfactory provision hath been made by law in such colony for giving effect to the said Act, by such further and supplementary enactments as therein mentioned ; nor unless a copy of such Order in Council, duly certified by one of the Clerks in Ordinary of His Majesty's Privy Council, shall, by the Lord President of the Council, have been transmitted to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, or to the Lord High Treasurer, for the time being, for their or his guidance or information; and every such Order shall be published three several times in the London Gazette, and shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament, within six weeks next after the date thereof, if Parliament shall be then in session, and if not, within six weeks from the then next ensuing session

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