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carry into full effect the provisions of the Treaty with Denmark, which was concluded at Berlin in the month of July of last year. I am much gratified in being able to inform you that the German Confederation and the government of Denmark are now engaged in fulfilling the stipulations of that Treaty, and thereby putting an end to hostilities which at one time appeared full of danger to the peace of Europe.
I trust that the affairs of Germany may be arranged by mutual agreement in such a manner as to preserve the strength of the Confederation and to maintain the freedom of its separate states.
I have concluded with the King of Sardinia Articles additional to the Treaty of September 1841, and I have directed that those Articles shall be laid before you.
The government of Brazil has taken new, and, I hope, efficient, measures for the suppression of the atrocious traffic in slaves.
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 a due regard to economy and to the necessities of the public service.
My Lords, and Gentlemen,
Notwithstanding the large reductions of taxation which have been effected in late years, the receipts of the revenue have been satisfactory.
The state of the commerce and manufactures of the United Kingdom has been such as to afford general employment to the labouring classes.
I have to lament, however, the difficulties which are still felt by that important body among my people who are owners and occupiers of land.
But it is my confident hope that the prosperous
condition of other classes of my subjects will have a favourable effect in diminishing those difficulties, and promoting the interests of agriculture.
The recent assumption of certain ecclesiastical titles conferred by a foreign power has excited strong feelings in this country, and large bodies of my subjects have presented addresses to me, expressing attachment to the throne, and praying that such assumptions should be resisted. I have assured them of my resolution to maintain the rights of my crown, and the independence of the nation, against all encroachment, from whatever quarter it may proceed. I have at the same time expressed my earnest desire and firm determination, under God's blessing, to maintain unimpaired the religious liberty which is so justly prized by the people of this country.
It will be for you to consider the measure which will be laid before you on this subject.
The administration of justice in the several departments of law and equity will, no doubt, receive the serious attention of Parliament; and I feel confident that the measures which may be submitted to you with a view of improving that administration will be discussed with that mature deliberation which important changes in the highest courts of judicature in the kingdom imperatively demand.
A measure will be laid before you providing for the establishment of a system of registration of deeds and instruments relating to the transfer of property. This measure is the result of inquiries which I have caused to be made into the practicability of adopting a system of registration calculated to give security to titles, to diminish the causes of litigation to which they have hitherto been liable, and to reduce the cost of transfers.
To combine the progress of improvement with
the stability of our institutions will, I am confident, be your constant care. We may esteem ourselves fortunate that we can pursue without disturbance the course of calm and peaceable amelioration; and we have every cause to be tiiankful to Almighty God for the measure of tranquillity and happiness which has been vouchsafed to us.
At the Court at Buckingham-Palace, the 3rd day of February 185 J,
PRESENT, The QUEEN's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.
Whereas by an Act passed in the session of Parliament held in the first year of Her Majesty's reign, intituled " An Act to amend an "Act for the regulation of Municipal Corporations "in England and Wales," it is amongst other things enacted, that if the inhabitant householders of any town or borough in England or Wales shall petition Her Majesty to grant to them a charter of incorporation, it shall be lawful for Her Majesty by any such charter, if she shall think fit, by the advice of Her Privy Council, to grant the same, to extend to the inhabitants of any such town or borough within the district to be set forth in such charter, all the powers and provisions of the Act of the fifth and sixth of William the Fourth, cap. 76, for regulating corporations, whether such town or borough be or be not a corporate town or borough, or be or be not named in either of the schedules to the said Act: Provided, nevertheless, that notice of every such petition, and of the time when it shall please Her Majesty to order that the Eame be taken into consideration by Her Privy Council, shall be published in the London Gazette one month at least before such petition shall he so considered:
And whereas the inhabitant householders of the borough of Blackburne, in the county of Lancaster, have presented a petition to Her Majesty in Council, praying that a charter of incorporation may be granted to the said borough, Her Majesty was this day pleased to order, and it is hereby ordered, that the said petition be taken into consideration by a comniittee of the Lords of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council on Monday, the tenth day of March next.
Wra. L. Bathurst.
Then follow two Orders in Council, dated the 3rd day of February 1851, approving the representation duly prepared by Her Majesty's Commissioners for building new churches—
That a particular district should be assigned to the consecrated church of Saint Barnabas, situate in Guildford-road, in the district parish of St. Mark, Kennington, in the county of Surrey, and should be named "The District Chapelry of St. Barnabas, South Kennington."
And also that a particular district should be assigned to the consecrated church of St. Paul, situate at Hasland, in the parish of Chesterfield, and county of Derby, and should be named "The District Chapelry of Hasland."
Buckingham-Palace, February 3, 1851.
The Queen was this day pleased to confer the honour of Knighthood upon James William Morrison, Esq. late Deputy Master and Worker of the Queen's Mint.
Buckingham-Palace, February 3, 1851. The Queen was this day pleased to confer the honour of Knighthood upon Alexander Bannerman, Esq. Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward's Island.
Buckingham-Palace, February 3, 1851. This day had audience of Her Majesty:
Seiior Don Jose de Marcoleta, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary from the Republic of Nicaragua, to deliver his credentials;
To which he was introduced by Viscount Palraerston, G.C.B. Her Majesty's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and conducted by Colonel the Honourable Sir Edward Cust, K.C.II. Master of the Ceremonies.
St. James's-Palace, February 7, 1851.
[The following notice should have appeared in the Gazette of Tuesday, July 3, 1849.]
St. James' s-Palace, July 2, 1849.
■ The Queen has been pleased to appoint the Honourable and Reverend Charles Leslie Courtenay to be one of the Chaplains in Ordinary to Her Majesty.
Downing-Street, February 7, 1851.
The Queen has been pleased to appoint sWilliam Musgrave, Esq. to be First Puisne Judge,* and Sydney Smith Bell, Esq. to be Second Puisne Judge, of the Supreme Court of the Settlement of the Cape of Good Hope.