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tivity, and for whom Her Majesty felt the deepest interest, has been effected.

"We are commanded by Her Majesty to inform you, that it has not been deemed advisable to continue the occupation by a military force of the countries to the westward of the Indus.

Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

Her Majesty has directed the estimates for the ensuing year to be laid before you.

Such reductions have been made in the amount of the naval and military force as have been deemed compatible, under present circumstances, with the efficient performance of the public service throughout the extended empire of Her Majesty.

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Her Majesty regrets the diminished receipt from some of the ordinary sources of revenue.

Her Majesty fears that it mnst be in part attributed to the reduced consumption of many articles caused by that depression of the manufacturing industry of the country which has so long prevailed, and which Her Majesty has so deeply lamented.

Li considering, however, the present state of the revenue, Her Majesty is assured that you will bear in mind that it has been materially affected by the extensive reductions in the import duties which received your sanction during the last session of Parliament, and that little progress has been hitherto made in the collection of those taxes which were imposed for the purpose of supplying the deficiency from that and other causes.

Her Majesty feels confident that the future produce of the revenue will be sufficient to meet •very exigency ©f the public service.

Her Majesty commands us to acquaint you, that Her Majesty derived the utmost gratification from the loyalty and affectionate attachment to Her Majesty which were manifested on the occasion of Her Majesty's visit to Scotland.

Her Majesty regrets that in the course of last year the public peace in some of the manufacturing districts was seriously disturbed, and the lives and property of Her Majesty's subjects were endangered by tumultuous assemblages and acts of open violence.

The ordinary law, promptly enforced, was sufficient for the effectual repression of these disorders. Her Majesty confidently relies upon its efficacy, and upon the zealous support of Her loyal and peaceable subjects, for the maintenance of tranquillity.

We are commanded by Her Majesty to acquaint you, that measures connected with the improvement of the law, and with various questions of domestic policy, will be submitted for your consideration.

Her Majesty confidently relies on your zealous endeavours to promote the public welfare, and fervently prays that the favour of Divine Providence may direct and prosper your counsels, and make them conducive to the happiness and contentment of Her people.

At the Court at Windsor, the 1st clay of February 1843,

PRESENT,

The QUEEN's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

HER Majesty, having been pleased to appoint the Right Honourable Sir Charles Theophilus Metcalfe, Bart. and G.C.B. to be Captain General and Governor in Chief of the provinces of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, and of the island of Prince Edward; and Governor General of all Her Majesty's provinces on the Continent of North America, and of the island of Prince Edward; he this day took the usual oaths appointed to be taken by the Governors of Her Majesty's plantations.

At the Court at Windsor, the 1st day of February 1843,

PRESENT,

The QUEEN's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

WHEREAS by a Statute, made at the Parliament holden in the third and fourth years of the reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled " An Act for the appoint"ment of convenient places for the holding of "assizes in England and Wales," it was declared and enacted, "that His Majesty, by and with "the advice of His Most Honourable Privy "Council, should have power, from time to time, "to order and direct at what place or'places, "in any county in England or Wales, the "assizes and sessions under the commissions of "gaol delivery, and other commissions for the "dispatch of civil and criminal business, should "be holden; and to order and direct such assizes "and sessions, for the dispatch of criminal and "civil business, to be holden at more than one "place in the same county on the same circuit; "and to order and direct the assizes and sessions, "under such commissions for the dispatch of "criminal business, to be holden for the whole "county at one place, and, for the dispatch of "civil business, at one or more place or places "in such county on the same circuit; and further "to order and direct any special commissions of "oyer and terminer and gaol delivery to be "holden at one or more places in any such "county:

And it was also further declared and enacted, "that in case His Majesty, by and with the "advice of His Most Honourable Privy Council, "should think fit to order and direct, that the "assizes or any such special commissions shall be "holden at more than one place in any one "county, it should be lawful for His Majesty, by "and with the advice aforesaid, to divide any "such county for the purposes of the said Act, "and to make rules and regulations touching the "venue in all cases, civil and criminal, then pend"ing, or thereafter to be pending, and to be tried "within any division of such county so to be "made as aforesaid; and touching the liability "and attendance of jurors, whether grand jurors, "special jurors, or common jurors, at the assizes "and sessions as aforesaid, or at any sessions under "any special commissions to be holden within "any such division; and touching the use of any "house of correction or prison as a common gaol, "and the government and keeping thereof; and "touching the alterations of any commissions, "writs, precepts, or other proceedings whatsoever, "for carrying into effect the purposes of that "Act; and all such rules and regulations should "be of the like force and effect as if the same had "been made by the authority of Parliament, and "should be notified in the London Gazette, or in "such other manner as His Majesty, by and with "the advice of His Most Honourable Privy "Council, should think fit to direct:"

And whereas by a Statute, made in the session of Parliament holden in the fifth and sixth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, intituled "An Act to annex the county of the city of "Coventry to Warwickshire, and to define the "boundary of the city of Coventry," it was declared and enacted, that "the judges of assize and "nisi prius, and others named in Her Majesty's "commissions of oyer and terminer and gaol "delivery, shall hold their sittings at nisi prius, "oyer and terminer and gaol delivery, within the "said city of Coventry for the said city, and for "such other parts of the said county of Warwick "as Her Majesty, with the advice of Her Privy "Council, from time to time shall order, and at "Warwick, for so much of the rest of the said "county as shall not be included in any such "Order; and that the sheriff of the county of "Warwick shall give his attendance upon the "said judges and commissioners, and shall cause "to be summoned to Warwick and Coventry such "grand and petty jurors of the county of War"wick as shall be needed for the execution of the "said several commissions; and that all proceedings "and orders necessary for the execution of the "said several commissions at Warwick and "Coventry, respectively, shall be of the same "force as if the same had been had and taken

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