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behalf of His Majesty, and by and with the advice of His Majesty's Privy Council, that no ballot or enrolment for the local militia do take place for the space of one year from and after the twentyseventh day of June next, but that the ballot and enrolment for the local militia do remain and continue suspended for the space of one year from and after the said twenty-seventh day of June next. .

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HIS Royal Highness the Prince Regent has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, to direct that letters patent be forthwith passed under the great seal of the United Kingdom, granting the office and place of Advocate General or Judge Martial of His Majesty's Forces, to John Beckett, Esq. in the room of the Right Honourable Charles Manners Sutton, resigned.

Carlton-House, May 29, 1817.

His Royal Highness the Prince Regent was this . day pleased, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, to confer the honour of Tonighthood upon Thomas Stamford Rafiles, Esq. late Lieutenant*Covernor of Java and its dependencies.

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Whitehall, June 6, 1817.

Whereas it hath been humbly represented unto His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, that, on the night of Monday the 19th ultimo, some evil-disposed person or persons did wickedly attempt to set fire to the dwelling-house and premises of Mr. John Clark, of Trowbridge, in the county of Wilts, by means of some combustible matter, which was thrown into his bed-room, and which exploded;

His Royal Highness, for the better apprehending and bringing to justice the person or persons concerned in such atrocious act, is hereby pleased, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, to promise His Majesty's most gracious pardon to any one of them (except the person who actually committed the offence above mentioned), who shall discover his, her, or their accomplice or accomplices therein, so that he, she, or they may be

apprehended.and convicted thereof. SIDMOUTH.

And, as a further encouragement, a reward of 'ONE HUNDRED GUINEAS is hereby offered to any person or persons (except as is before excepted) who shall discover his, her, or their accomplice or accomplices therein, so that he, she, or they may be apprehended and convicted thereof; or to any person or persons who shall apprehend and bring the offender or offenders to conviction, or cause him, her, or them to be apprehended and convicted as aforesaid.—The said reward to be

paid by Mr. Timbrell, Solicitor, Trowbridge.

From THE

LONDON GAZETTE of JUNE 10,
1817.

Lord Chamberlain's-Office, June 9, 1817.

NOTICE is hereby given, that Her Majesty will hold a Drawing-Room at the Queen's-Palace, on Thursday the 26th instant, at two o'clock.

FROM THE

LONDON GAZETTE of JUNE 14,
1817.

Foreign-Office, June 10, 1817.

HIS Royal Highness the Prince Regent has been pleased, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, to appoint the Right Honourable Lord Viscount Strangford to be His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at the Court of Sweden.

Carlton-House, May 29, 1817.

His Royal Highness the Prince Regent was this day pleased, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, to confer the honour of Knighthood on Major-General Francis Wilder.

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Crown-Office, June 13, 1817.

MEMBERS returned to serve in this present
PARLIAMENT.

City of London. The Right Honourable Matthew Wood, Lord Mayor, Citizen and Fishmonger, in the room of Harvey Christian Combe, Esq. who has accepted the Chiltern Hundreds.

University of Oxford. The Right Honourable Robert Peel, Master of Arts, of Christ Church, in the room of the Right Honourable Charles Abbot (now Baron Colchester), called up to the House of Peers.

Whitehall, June 12, 1817.

The Lord Chancellor has appointed Nathaniel Newman Jefferys, of Chepstow, in the county of Monmouth, Gent. to be a Master Extraordinary in the High Court of Chancery.

The Lord Chancellor has also appointed John Fmbury Williams, of Betley, in the county of Stafford, Gent. to be a Master Extraordinary in the High Court of Chancery.

From the

LONDON GAZETTE of JUNE 17,
1817.

JWestminster, June 16, 1817.

THIS day, the Lords being met, a message was sent to the Honourable House of Commons by the Deputy Usher of the Black Rod, acquainting them, that The Lords, authorised by virtue of a Commission under the Great Seal, signed by the Prince Regent, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, for declaring His Majesty's Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses, do desire the immediate attendance of the Honourable House in the House of Peers to hear the Coinmission read; and the Commons being come thither, the said Commission, empowering the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, and several other Lords therein named, to declare and notify the Royal Assent to the said Acts, was read accordingly, and the Royal Assent given to

An Act to authorise the issue of Exchequer Bills, and the advance of money out of the consolidated fund, to a limited amount, for the carrying on of public works and fisheries in the United Kingdom, and employment of the poor in Great Britain in manner therein mentioned. An Act to reduce the allowance of spirits, tea, and tobacco, for the use of the seamen on board certain ships or vessels making short voyages. An Act to repeal the duties of excise on stone bottles, and charge other duties in lieu thereof. An Act for fixing the dues, duties, and payY 2 Ilıcil CS2.

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