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Downing-Street, February 2, 1836.

The King has been pleased to appoint Jeffery Hart Bent, Esq. to be Chief Justice of the Colony of British Guiana.

Downing-Street, February 2, 1836.

The King has been pleased to appoint Andries Stockenstrom, Esq. to be Lieutenant-Governor of the eastern division of the settlement of the Cape of Good Hope, comprising the several districts of Albany, Somerset, Uitenhage, and Graaff Reynet.

Downing-Street, February 2, 1836.

The King has been pleased to appoint LieutenantColonel Robert Torrens, C.B.; William Alexander Mackinnon, M. P. ; William Hutt, M. P. ; John George Shaw Lefevre, George Palmer, jun. Jacob Montefiore, Samuel Mills, Edward Barnard, Josiah Roberts, and James Pennington, Esqrs. to be His Majesty's Commissioners for carrying into effect certain parts of the Act, passed in the last session of Partiament, intituled “ An Act to empower His Majesty to erect South Australia into a British Province or Provinces, and to provide for the colonization and government thereof,” the said Commissioners to be styled “ the Colonization Commissioners for South Australia.”

Downing-Street, February 2, 1836.

The King has been pleased to appoint John Hindmarsh, Esq. Captain in the Royal Navy, to be Governor and Commander in Chief of the Province Whitehall, February 2, 1836. My Lords, and Gentlemen,

of South Australia.

The King, taking into His royal consideration that, upon the decease of Nicholas Viscount Bangor, of that part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Ireland, the title and dignity of Viscount Bangor devolved upon his nephew and heir, Edward-Southwell now Viscount Bangor, as eldest son and heir of Edward Ward, Esq. commonly called the Honourable Edward Ward (by the Lady Arabella his wife, daughter of William late Earl of Glandore), which said Edward Ward was a younger son of Bernard late Viscount Bangor, and next brother of Nicholas the said Viscount Bangor, and that, according to the ordinary rules of honour, the younger brothers and sisters of the said EdwardSouthwell now Viscount Bangor cannot enjoy that place and precedence which would have been due to them in case their said father, Edward Ward, had survived his brother, the said Nicholas Viscount Bangor, and thereby succeeded to the said title and dignity of Viscount Bangor; His Majesty has been graciously pleased to ordain and declare, that JohnPetty Ward, Esq.; the Reverend Henry Ward, Clerk; Theodosia, widow and relict of the late Major Kean Osborne; Arabella-Catherine, wife of Edward Wolstenholme, Esq.; and Urania-Caroline, wife of Lieutenant-General the Honourable John Meade, younger brothers and sisters of the said Edward-Southwell now Viscount Bangor, shall henceforth have, hold, and enjoy the same titles, place, pre-eminence, and precedence, as if their said late father, Edward Ward, had succeeded to the said title and dignity of Viscount Bangor:

And His Majesty has been further pleased to command, that the said royal order and declaration be registered in His College of Arms.

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FROM THE

LONDON GAZETTE of FEBRUARY 5, 1836.

St. James's-Palace, February 4, 1836.

THIS day His Majesty proceeded in state from St. James's-Palace to the House of Peers, where he arrived about two o'clock; and was received, on alighting from his state coach, by the Lord Chancellor, the Lord President of the Council, the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain, the Earl Marshal, the Lord Steward of the Household, the Lord Viscount Melbourne, Clarenceux King of Arms, in the absence of Garter, and the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, and proceeded to the robing-room in the customary manner.

His Majesty was there robed, and having put on the imperial crown, the procession moved into the House in the usual order;--the sword of state was borne by the Lord Viscount Melbourne, and the cap of maintenance by the Marquess of Winchester.

His Majesty being seated on the Throne, the Great Officers of State and others standing on the right and left, Sir Augustus Clifford, Knt. Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, was sent with a message from His Majesty to the House of Commons, commanding their attendance in the House of Peers. The Commons being come thither accordingly, His Majesty was pleased to deliver the following most gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament:

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IT is with much satisfaction that I again meet the great council of the nation assembled in Parliament. I am ever anxious to avail Myself of your advice and assistance; and I rejoice that the present state of public affairs, both at home and abroad, is such as to permit you to proceed, without delay or interruption, to the calm examination of those measures which will be submitted to your consideration. I continue to receive from My Allies, and generally from all Foreign Powers, assurances of their unaltered desire to cultivate with Me those friendly relations which it is equally My wish to maintain with them; and the intimate union which happily subsists between this country and France is a pledge to Europe of the continuance of the general peace. Desirous on all occasions to use My friendly endeavours to remove causes of disagreement between other Powers, I have offered My mediation in order to compose the difference which has arisen between France and the United States. This offer has been accepted by the King of the French. The answer of the President of the United States has not yet been received ; but I entertain a confident hope that a misunderstanding between two nations so enlightened and high minded, will be settled in a manner satisfactorv to the feelings and consistent with the honor of both. I have still to lament the continuance of the civil contest in the northern provinces of Spain. The measures which I have taken, and the engagements into which I have entered, sufficiently prove My deep anxiety for its termination; and the prudent and vigorous conduct of the present Government of so inspires Me with the hope that the authority of the Queen will soon be established in every part

of her dominions; and that the Spanish nation, so - E 2 \ long long connected by friendship with Great Britain, will again enjoy the blessings of internal tranquillity and union.

I have given directions that there shall be laid before you the treaty which I have concluded with on of Spain, for the suppression of the slave trade.

Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

I have directed the estimates of the year to be prepared and laid before you without delay. They have been framed with the strictest regard to a well-considered economy.

The necessity of maintaining the maritime strength of the country, and of giving adequate protection to the extended commerce of My subjects, has occasioned some encrease in the estimates for the naval branch of the public service.

The state of the commerce and manufactures of the United Kingdom is highly satisfactory.

I lament that any class of My subjects should still suffer distress; and the difficulties which continue to be felt in important branches of agriculture may deserve your inquiry, with a view of ascertaining whether there are any measures which Parliament can advantageously adopt for the alleviation of this pressure.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

I have not yet received the further report of the Commission appointed to consider the state of the several dioceses in England and Wales; but I have reason to believe that their recommendations upon most of the important subjects submitted to them are nearly prepared. They shall be laid before you without delay, and you will direct your early attention to the ecclesiastical establishment, with the intention of rendering it more efficient for the holy

purposes for which it has been instituted. A no

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