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TROM THE

LONDON GAZETTE of JUNE 13,

1843.

By the QUEEN.

A PROCLAMATION,
In order to the Electing a Peer of Scotland.

VICTORIA, R.

WHEREAS James Lord Forbes was duly elected and returned to be one of the Sixteen Peers of Scotland to sit in the House of Peers in the present Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and is since deceased; in order to the electing another Peer of Scotland to sit in his room, We do, by the advice of Our Privy Council, issue forth this Our Royal Proclamation, strictly charging and commanding all the Peers of Scotland to assemble and meet at Holyrood-House, at Edinburgh, on Wednesday the nineteenth day of July next ensuing, between the hours of twelve and two in the afternoon, to nominate and choose another Peer of Scotland to sit and vote in the House of Peers in this present Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in the room of the said James Lord Forbes, deceased, by open election and plurality of voices of the Peers that shall be then present, and of the proxies of 1843.

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such as shall be absent (such proxies being Peers, and producing a mandate in writing, duly signed before witnesses, and both the constituent and proxy being qualified according to law): and the Lord Clerk Register, or such two of the Principal Clerks of the Session as shall be appointed by him to officiate in his name, are hereby respectively required to attend such meeting, and to administer the oaths required by law to be taken there by the said Peers, and to take their votes ; and, immediately after such election made and duly examined, to certify the name of the Peer so elected, and to sign and attest the same in the presence of the said Peers the electors, and return such certificate into Our High Court of Chancery of Great Britain ; and We strictly charge and command that this Our Royal Proclamation be duly published at the Market-Cross at Edinburgh, and in all the county towns of Scotland, twenty-five days at least before the time hereby appointed for the meeting of the said Peers to proceed on such election. Given at our Court at Buckingham Palace,

this tenth day of June, in the year of our * Lord one thousand eight hundred and fortythree, and in the sixth year of Our reign.

GOD save the QUEEN.

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At the Court at Buckingham-Palace, the 10th

day of June 1843,

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

THIS day the Right Honourable James Earl of Dalhousie, the Right Honourable Sir Edward Ryan, Knight, and the Right Honourable Thomas Pemberton Leigh, were, by Her Majesty's command, sworn of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, and took their respective places at the Board accordingly.

Her Majesty in Council was this day pleased to appoint the Right Honourable William Ewart Gladstone, and, in his absence, the Right Honourable James Earl of Dalhousie, to be President of the Committee of Council appointed for the consideration of all matters relating to trade and foreign plantations.

At the Court at Buckingham-Palace, the 10th

day of June 1843, •

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

WHEREAS the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England have, in pursuance of an Act, passed in the session of Parliament held in the third and fourth years of Her Majesty's reign, intituled « An Act to carry into effect, with “ certain modifications, the fourth report of the « Commissioners of Ecclesiastical Duties and « Revenues;" and of an Act, passed in the last session of Parliament, intituled “ An Act to alter “ and amend the law relating to ecclesiastical “ houses of residence," duly prepared and laid before Her Majesty in Council a scheme, bearing date the fourth day of April one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, in the words and figures following, viz.:

“ We, the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England, in pursuance of an Act, passed in the session of Parliament held in the third and fourth years of your Majesty's reign, intituled “ An Act to € carry into effect, with certain modifications, “ the fourth report of the Commissioners of Eccle" siastical Duties and Revenues;” and of an Act, passed in the last session of Parliament, intituled “ An Act to alter and amend the law relating to “ ecclesiastical houses of residence," have prepared, and now humbly lay before your Majesty in Council, the following scheme, for improving the demesne lands belonging to the see of Hereford.

56 Whereas it is by the first-recited Act enacted, that, by the authority therein provided, and for the purpose of fully carrying into effect any of the provisions of the same Act, or of another Act therein recited, any sum of money which shall have been invested in the public funds, or in other security or securities, in trust, for any ecclesiastical body corporate, aggregate, or sole, may, upon an application, in writing, to us, under the hand and-seal of such body corporate, be directed to be sold, and the same shall be sold accordingly, and the produce of such sale shall be applied to such purpose and in such manner as shall appear most conducive to the permanent benefit of such 1. y corporate:

« And whereas by the secondly-recited Act it is, amongst other things, enacted, that whenever it shall appear to be expedient to improve any episcopal house of residence, or the demesnes thereof, it shall be lawful, with the consent, under the hand and episcopal seal of the Bishop, to make such arrangements as may be deemed most expedient for improving any episcopal house of residence, or for improving the demesnes adjoining to any such house, by the purchase of any land, tenement, or hereditament in the immediate neighbourhood, or within the view thereof:

“ And whereas it is by the same Act declared and enacted, that the provisions of the first-recited Act, relating to the sale and application of any sum of money invested, in trust, for any ecclesiastical body corporate, do and shall include and apply to all monies and securities for money, and to all stock in the Government funds or elsewhere, standing in the name of the AccountantGeneral of the Court of Chancery or in the name or names of any other public officer, or of any individual or individuals, for or to the credit, or for the benefit of or in trust for, any bishop, whether for the purpose of being laid out in land or otherwise, and that the same provisions do and shall extend and may be applied to any of the purposes of the Act now in recital: ..“ And whereas certain estates, belonging to or held under the see of Hereford, were sometime since sold and enfranchised under the provisions of certain Acts of Parliament relating to the redemption of the land tax, made and passed in the forty-second and fifty-fourth years respectively of the reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, and the monies arising from such sale and enfranchisement were invested in the purchase of twenty-three thousand three hundred and twelve

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