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FROM THE

SUPPLEMENT

TO THE

LONDON GAZETTE of JANUARY 31,

1851.

Palace of Westminster, Lord Great Chamberlain's Office,

February 1, 1851.

ALL Peeresses, on announcing their intention of being present on the occasion of the Opening of Parliament on Tuesday the 4th February, will have places reserved for them in the House of Lords, if the announcement be made at this Office before five o'clock on Monday the 3rd instant.

Peers' eldest Sons, wishing to be present at the Opening of Parliament, will have tickets for the Peers' eldest Sons' Box forwarded to them, upon a written or personal application at the Office.

No Strangers can be admitted except by a ticket from the Lord Great Chamberlain.

The doors will be opened at twelve o'clock.

WILLOUGHBY DK ERESBY, G. C.

FEOM THE

LONDON GAZETTE of FEBRUARY 4, 1831.

AT the Court at Buckingham-Palace, the 3rd day of February 1851,

PRESENT,

The QUEEN's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

HER Majesty in Council was this day pleased, upon the representation of the Committee of Council on Education, to appoint Dr. James Cumming, L.L.D. Rector of the Acadomy at Glasgow, to be one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools in Scotland, in the room of John Gibson, Esq. resigned.

At the Court at Buckingham-Palace, the 3rd day of February 1851.

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

Whereas by an Act passed in the session of Parliament held in Ihe third and fourth years of the reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled "An Act for the *' appointment 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 despatch of civil and criminal business, shall be holden:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, doth hereby, under r.nd in pursuance of the said Act, order and direct that the assizes and sessions, under the commissions of gaol delivery and other commissions for the despatch of civil and criminal business which shall be holden in and for the county of Berks next after the date of this Order, shall be held at Abingdon, in the said county, and not at Reading, or at any other place within the said county.

And the Right Honourable the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain is to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

Wm. L. Bathurst.

Duchy of Lancaster, February 3, 1851.

The Queen has been this day pleased to appoint Thomas Percival Heywood, of Doveleys, Esq. to be Sheriff of the county palatine of Lancaster for the year ensuing.

Prince of Wales Council Chamber, Somerset-
House, February 4, 1851.

'William Williams, of Tregullow, in the county of Cornwall, Esq. has been appointed Sheriff of the county of Cornwall.

Whitehall, February 1, 1851.

The Queen has been pleased to grant unto John Charles Gawen Roberts, Esq. a Retired Rear-Admiral in Her Majesty's Navy, eldest and only surviving son and heir of William Roberts, Esq. sometime a Captain in the 2nd Regiment of Dragoon Guards, by Sarah, his wife, daughter of Jeffery Gawen, of the city of Salisbury, Esq. and sister and heir of Jeffery Gawen, a Commander in the Royal Navy, all deceased, Her royal licence and authority that he and his issue may henceforth take and use the surname of Gawen, in addition to and after that of Roberts, and bear the arms of Gawen quarterly with those of Roberts; such arms being first duly exemplified according to the laws of arms, and recorded in the Herald's office, otherwise the said licence and permission to be void and of none effect:

And to command that the said royal concession and declaration be registered in Her Majesty's College of Arms.

Commission signed by the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Hertford.

Sir Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton, Eart. to be Deputy Lieutenant.

FROM THE

LONDON GAZETTE of FEBRUARY 7,

1851.

Buckingham-Palace, February 4, 1851.

THIS day Her Majesty, accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Albert, proceeded in state from Buckingham-Palace to the House of Peers, where she arrived soon after two o'clock; and was received, on alighting from her state coach, by the Lord Chancellor, the Lord President of the Council, the Lord Privy Seal, Sir Augustus Clifford, Bart. C.B. Deputy Great Chamberlain, (in the absence of the Lord Willoughby de Eresby), the Lord Steward of the Household, the Duke of Wellington, Garter King of Arms, and the Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod, and proceeded to the robing-room in the customary manner.

Her Majesty was there robed, and the procession moved into the House in the usual order;—the sword of state was borne by the Duke of Wellington, the cap of maintenance by the Marquess of Winchester, and the crown by the Marquess of Lansdowne.

Her Majesty being seated on the Throne, and His Royal Highness Prince Albert on a Chair on the left side of the Cloth of Estate, the Great Officers of State and others standing on the right and left, James Pulman, Esquire, Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod, was sent with a message from Her Majesty to the House of Commons, commanding their attendance in the House of Peers. The Commons being come thither accordingly, Her Majesty was pleased to deliver the following most gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament:

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

IT is with great satisfaction that I again meet my Parliament, and resort to your advice and assistance in the consideration of measures which affect the welfare of our country.

I continue to maintain the relations of peace and amity with foreign powers. It has been my endeavour to induce the states of Germany to

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