The Standard from London, Greater London, England on June 20, 1837 · 3
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WAVU OF 'I'll lij KIi (jT rearet to announce the demise of our beloved Fonarch, which melancholy event took place this rwiiinr at twelve minutes Dast two o'clock. the official notices of his Maipstv's decease, anil It proceedings consequent thereon, are detailed Mow The London Gazette Extraordinary, published tt mornmg, contains the following i M Wmitdhai Junk 20. " A Bulletin, of which the following is a copy, has taeo received by Lord John Hussell, one of his kie Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State : Windsor Castle. Tuesday, June 20, 1837- It has pleased Almighty God to release from Sufferings our most excellent and gracious Sove-King William the Fourth. Bis Majesty expired at twelve minutes past two clrk, a.m., this day. (Sigssed) " Matthew Timbney. " William Fbedkrick Chambers. " David Davies." This bulletin was received by Lord John Russell 11 Home Office, about six o'clock this morning. The following letter, addressed to the Lord Mayor, posted up at the Mansion-house this morning : B (copy.) "Whitehall, June 20. My Lord, It is my painful duty to inform your tiship of the demise of our Most Gracious Sove- Kine William the Fourth. K The melancholv event took ulace at Windsor 'tle at twelve TTiintit.eR nnsir Iwn o'clock, n. m. day, when it pleased Almighty God to release Aing from sufferings which he had borne with ost exemplary fortitude and resignation. t J have to request that your lordship will give Jtions for tolling the great bell of St. Paul's 'tofcdral. " I have the honour to be, My Lord, Your Lordship's obedient humble Servant, (Signed) u J. Russell." be above melancholy intelligence, on becoming wn. cast, n orpnornl rdnnm over the met raviolis. m-eat hell nf St PnnlV nnd the Mlsnf the dif- churches were toiled throughout the morniin?. n 'heshopsof the tradesmen partially shut, the same occasion of the death of ait inmate. The pub-ffices, clubs, &c.Tvcre also closed, as if death had an inroad into everv hnil diner. Vismniir Telhmiriu hnvinr received n cnmtmi. ion attpnilsd on her Maiestv the Ounn at isincrton Palace, at nine o'clock this mornine. to an audience. PRIVY COUNCIL, t an early hour this morniug the following Unions, by order of Lord John Russell, was sent 1 Ihe Lords and members of his late Maiestv's iViv ' Council Office, Tuesday Morning, 14 July 20. Let the Messenger acquaint the Lords and there of his late Majesty's Hon. Privy Council that a Council will be held at Kensington Palace, 'his morning, at eleven o'clock." Shortly after eleven o'clock a great number of vy Councillors, amongst whom were all the "ninet Ministers, the Great Officers of State, and Household, arrived at Kensington Palace, and e ttshered into the state apartments. at young tucen Victoria, accompanied the Duchess of Kent and the Officers o Household, soon afterwards entered the Cour.c'r. iber, and took her seat on a throne whic had erected for the occasion. n the Queen being seated, the Lrrj Chancellor littered to her Majesty the twaai oaths, that sheB lid govern the kingdom aording to jt8 iaW8 aIuiJ is, alJbrd security to the Church of Scotland, &c. he Cabinet Ministers then advanced to the I), rone, ana, iineeunf took the oatna oi AUegiauceigood the kimi tie affable, the corauanion aud the Supremacy, This ceremony was afterwards ob-J BQtefl hv flv .),. Umv I'miniillnr nvoaotit Hie Qabinct Miuistere theu tendered to tlie Queen seals of their respective offices, which her Ma-fely wm most graciously pleased to return, and they Nvcrally kissed hands on their re-appointmer.t. At the Council, the stamps to be affixed to official rcuments were ordered to be altered, and also the oim of Prayer used in the Church Service. JA proclamation was ordered, proclaiming her Majesty, with the usual ceremonies, as Queen lexandrina Victoria the First. The Proclamation s signed by all the Privy Councillors present ud afterwards by a great number of the nobility and Gentry. HOUSE OF LORDS. This Day. Their lordships met this morning at half past ten 9 clock, wheu the Oaths of Allegiance and Suprer taacy were administered, first to the Lord Chance llo, hd afterwards to the following Peers who were presen fl at "-Marquis of Lansdowne, Earl Shaftesbury, Lord J Ken yon, the Marquis Conyngham, Lord Strangford, hd the Bishop of Salisbury. The Bishop of Salisbury read praysrs, after which heir lordahins adjourned until three o'clock. HOU8E OF COMMONS. This Day. The members of the Commons began to assemble - R twelve o'clock. At a ouarter before one, theLPtionp:ation oi the ordinary lunctions ol vitality. Speaker entered the house, and immediately administered to himself (agreeably to Provisions of an act introduced by Mr. C. YV. Wynne, ftlwtliciViin - tlt.: noitoecilv mmibfrc nf f..,, Tyu,a taking the oaths before the Lord Steward) the oaths '.1 t allegiance to her Majesty luucu Alexandnnahow to appreciate tne value and tenderness oi Victoria the First fc I' Jt were fmm 1 fin tn 2 IK) members' h... t BHL1.1 . . Lh3 w "I F i L E - . . " fc - ,i -.wuivii nit ""i m Tk k.i.T... labufi ho nntlic rnciimml ML M . . - M.c-1 u.MH6,rvUlu. " seat in tlie chair, when Mr. Lee, the principal clerk ' of the house, called upon the members present, commencing with the members for the city of Won, to come to the table and take the',.tl1crefore u 18 that wthout secklllS lhe am- lUsiml o h iirpsennn1 on l.lif iieccoiifin F niw monarch to the throne kin uie uuintijr uui Kinuiy mm i-iuiivani. uia&c, The memliers then proceeded totake the oaths oftnat e ba8 not had her clotbes off during Allegiance and Supremacy. Amongst the first who the whole of that period. When the infirm state" approached the table, we noticed Sir A. Leith Ifay,tf ucr Majesty's health is taken into consideration, 7 'r ee'' 8ir John Beckett, Mr. Brothertou, Lord 111 liectfiBTSnKii wm. Dcntinck, Mr. Wallace, Serjeant i altoujrdA1 ra,ucr c,,vvv fcl,,r,u' auu u-ir;uo aumu. re the? Marquis of Chandos, and iir Oswald Moseley. The Speaker will sit till four o'clock, to administer the oaths to members, when the house will adjourn. COURTS OF LAW. The Chief Justices of the Courts of King's Bench and Common Fleas, and the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, came down to Westminster-hall this morning at the usual hour, when their lordships were officially informed of the death of his Majesty, and summoned to attend a Privy Council at Kensington palace The sittings of the courts were accordingly postponed until to-morrow. A Cabinet Council is summoned by order ofl Lord John Russell to meet at the Foreign-office this afternoon. We understand her Majesty will be proclaimed to-morrow, at twelve o'clock, with the usual formalities. WINDSOR. (FROM 0I& CORRESPOKDEXT.) , t Tuesday Morning, Twelve 'Clock Durine the whole of Monday, and up to twelve o'clock at night, his Majesty was in an almost insensible state, and it became evident to his Majesty's medical attendants, and to all who were in attendance upon him, fcthat nature was exhausted, and that he could not long survive ; strange to say, however, that, as a proof of the peculiar nature of the disease, a slight improvement took place in his Majesty's condition after this period ; but the disorder greatly regained its influence, and his Majesty rapidly sunk, and at the period mentioned he expired without a struggle. So gentle, indeed, was the transition from life to death, that for a short time it was even doubted whether he was really dead, uutil the melancholy fact became too apparent. Her Majesty was in attendance upon our beloved Sovereign up to the moment of his decease, but notwithstanding that her mind has had an opportunity of associating itself to the idea that was almost impossible for her beloved husband to recover, yet when the dreadful truth burst upon her, it affected her so much that she gave way to a violent paroxism of grief, and this acting upon her frame, already debilitated by fatigue and sorrow, it is staled, has had such an effect upon her, that she is very seriously indisposed. The moment after his Majesty's decease the flag on the top of the Castle was lowered, and every gate was closed. The inhabitants of Windsor, without any exception, partly closed the houses and shops, so that the town has a very melancholy appearance, but well Ix-titted to the solemn occasion that has just taken place in it ; the only arrival at the Castle iliis morniug is the Marquis of Conyngham, who, it is understood, has come down to make arrangements for the funeral. It is stated that her Majesty's suite and attendants have received directions to hold themselves in readiness to leave the Castle very shortly, and it is said that the departure would have taken place immediately but for the indisposition of her Majesty. (From the 7ime.) Windsor, Tuesday Morning, Time o'clock. It is with feelings of the most deep and poignaut regret that we announce to the public that one of the most excellent, the most patriotic, and the most British Monarch that ever sat on the imperial throne of these realms, is no more. William IV., the Sailor King, and there are national associations which vibrate to every heart in those two simple wovds William IV., the Reformer he whose tnere assent stamped on the wishes of a great people the loree ot irresistible commands, and made t'e prejudices of peer and peasant, of aristocrat and artisan, merge into one general and gllousfcchng for iht 5 British common weal W'VnamlV.. he whoeviuced hi 5 most intimate imd profound knowledge of the British character, by being at once the example and patron of all the social and domestic virtues Wil- liain IV., he who taught this populous and iutelli gcut community the necessity and value of ob dience to the law by his own implicit and deli berate obedience to it as a subiect William IV.. the commander of his people, is now, alas! no greater than the meanest among them, save as he has illustrated the mighty power which an Almighty God intrusted to his care by deeds of mercy, wisdom, and well-regulated humanity aud policy-The fitful fever of life, which too often terminates with the wisest aud best in vanity, vexation, and dis appointment, has with him come to a termination, which the most fortunntc Sovereign in our history might envy, and which the wisest might strive in vain, during a much longer reign, to accomplish. He who, from the first moment of his reign, taught us that when he assumed the monarch he had not forgotten that he was man, has submitted to the common fate of mortality, and has gone amidst univvrsal regret to that awful tribunal where princes and plebeians ore Bequal, and where kings (to borrow an expression of Bone of our poets) M only woar the crown of their own virtues." The melancholy event, of which we are this morn ing the unfortunate heralds, occurred at twelv minutes past two o'clock. To those who were eases of the acute sufferings of his Majesty the early period of his complaint, it has been niatter of wonder that he did not sink under them sooner. But his Majesty was blest with excellent constitution by nature, and, in spite of the manifold temptations of bis rank aud station, was not a wantou waster of it. Those, then, who won dered that he fell not sooner, have not taken into their consideration how far temperance, absd Inence, and sobriety, couducc to the formation of a sound mind in a sound body, and to the consequent JIIis MaW we understand, was sensible to thel thogiuw oi nu exisience, auu mewosir r heartfelt satisfaction at the cuiu.tant and utiremittinel.. attentions Avhich he received from the diSercnt Hf 1 IUt ,j family. The Queen and none .but those who have been long iuvalids know female sympathy in acute bodily suffering lias set an example to our countrywomen of patient tj assiduity antl attention to ner deceased consort,' i -v. i,..w ,i :ale, but which they will strive in vain to her the last ten or tweive day8 she haa not known the comforts of an uninterrupted nicht's rest. The plainest words rive the best description of the greatest virtues, and t r i i . .inn;, I,.,- r:-... uijjucni uiui,iiAiii c mn pans un iicj .iujipiji ..such an attectionate discharge of hex conjugal duties are not inclined to be the flatterers of rising great ness, but we are only performing an act of justice to that dignity whos sun is set, in declaring that the brightest gem in the diadem of our young Queen whom may God long preserve, for the welfare and hanniness end good government of these realms will be the constant imitation and practice ofl - - . , . . , . , , . , f to close Ins dying eyes, and to clasp his dying bunds, fi those domestic virtues which have stamped the....,, , . , , . . ,. ' , t! , , , . i f , AU these kind, and benevolent, and attectionate feelings Ename of Adelaide with plory, and which tonn theJ., , . . M . - ... ,, worth, the pride, the ornament, and the security of ?UonaUy uno fcci mow acutelv the loss which social life. We have not time, nor, if we had, is it our about (apafcaee. He has done all in his province, to pronounce an eulogium on the gracious posroT t0 bring bjs fanily about him. The Dnko of Cum-Sovereign whom we have lost. His merits are mat- bcrland arrived at the Castle thin morning about one ters of histry, and are too high for our haudling ; o'clock, and held, if we may judge from his gestures, but to every Briton who loves liberty, and values at very long and animated conversation with the I'mtI their inestimable price the political franchises of his of Monster. He had an interview with his Majesty in countrymen, it must be matter of pride and satis- tlic course of the day, and left the Castle a little after six faction that he lived in the reign, and was happy Iin 11,0 afternoon. The Duke of Cambridge i hourly ex-under the protection, of William the Reformer. He - V at Windsor. The Dnchess of Kent latl an express is no more; but the privileges which he bestowed on his subjects, may they be eternal ! . The Archbishop of Canterbury left Windsor ims;" l" " . . ,..1 A. i g - jV At present we have not been able to ascertain her arrival, mediately after the demise of his lamented Majesty, r and reached Lambeth Palace at six o clock. (From the Morning Herald.) Windsor, Ten Afinntes past Three o'clock, Tuesday, Jnne20.h M His Majesty King William the Fourth expired? ""'fa " i at twelve minutes past two o'clock this morning, inj,. tllAinkW(,nts of Wn.W nnrl L trinutun. the presence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the isaut vi iieiciurn, etc. anu whilst it is in doubt, we think it improper to mention " Many carriages and four are hurrying from thet the name of a gentleman connected with the Castle to Castle." jWhotti the origin of the report has boon attributed, and alj ff7 ' but traced. Three ejqiresnes were sent off to London on (From the Morning Chronicle.) ,the credibility of this rumour, aud unless other cxprosseH His Majesty expired at twelve minutes past tW0iiid been snnt to contradict those proviously disratched, it o'clock this morning. The Archbishop of Canter-U burv was present, as were also several members ofi the Roval Familv. Immediately after the decease!" the Archbishop of Canterbury left Windsor Castle for town. The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Marquis of Conyngham. Lord Chamberlain, arrived at Kensington Palace this morniug, and communicated to her Majesty the Queen, and to the Duchess of Kent, the melancholy intelligence of the decease of his Majesty King William the Fourth, which took place this morning. (From the Morning PostV) Winthor, Tuesday Morning, Hidf.pnst Two o'clock. The melancholy forebodings of yesterday have been realised. King William the Fourth has cease'l to exist. His Majesty breathed lib last at twelve minutes-past two o'clock. The Queen sustained the last shock with greater fortitude and composure than could have been expected. Her resig nation is that of a Christiau woman, who has the consolation to reflect that her duty to the deceased has been fully discharged. His Majesty's suffer ings at the last were not severe. The Queen has been in the sick chamber during the whulc night, and up to the moment of his Majesty's decease. Her fatigue has been excessive, as for several days past the King has been unwilling to take medicine or nourishment except from her hand cr that of Dr. Davics. Her strength has been ivonderfully sustained. But it is generally apprehended here that now, the trial being over, her Majesty's health will he found to have suffered from the long continuance of mental anxiety and bodily fatigue which she has undergone, A government messenger is just about to syt off, to convey the melancholy tidiugs to the members of the royal family who are in town, and to Lord Melbourne. STATE OF HIS MAJESTY'S HEALTH. .in the limes.) Monday Evening. Kight. o'Cloek. : King is faftt nppro.n.-!iinc his lost Mi The feeling that lb moment hss been onive whole of the prc!?nt d: sal rhrouirhout the towi duiintrll St ho iomn ronsolulion tolwWl tl his faithful subjects, who arc waiting with the deepMtj anxiety f r a Inn act ount of his Majesty's situation, tol know that all the stories which have been so sedulously prouagiitcd about his having fallen into a profound lethargyV from which ii lias been difficult to awaken him, are inure and unadulterated f:dschoods. Never at; any period of Ids life has Ms inind been more serene, never has his intellect hecu more tuiolouded. There has noycr been anv ni?olty In nukinir his ;4-', :T &7r of any fruit with which it was neoesfary that he should be made aomifttntod ; and the anecdotes which lave been published to the contrary derive their interest, not from their veracity, but from thoir utter want of it. Ilia Ma jesty received the sucrameut yesterday from the hands ofl bin Grace the Archbishp of Canterbury ; and 1 bone who arc acouainted with tho high character of that irreproachable prelate must bo aware tliat no earthly consideration would have induced him to administer that hory rite of our religion to a man who was incapable of appreciating itn vnlue, or of comprehending how dangnrons it. i to tliosc M'ho dare to receive it unworthily. The rcstJcwncsa and xain wldch his Majesty sirfTers are tho main onuses of the exhaustion of his plivsical powera ; but his mental faoulthw remain unimpaired, and hi natural affections iipjMsar to gather frenh strength from the convic tion with which his Majesty is impressed, tliat ho shall not long be permitted by an Almighty Providence- to in dulge them. In his wakiuir momenta and they are manv his Queen aud bin children are seldom absent from his side, and when they are, it appears as if thero wero something which his eyes deeircd to sec, but in vain. Nor in Una, it may bo his mortal ngonj, tire his thoughts confined to the welfare of hit own fondly. The bulh tisfaetory evidence that all tho pnblio doc have been transmitted to btm U some days past lie riaa , signed; and this vary intellect which some to roprewnt us obtuse considered, and, when nccess.-w; morning, so clear wae the individuals have been plunscd to tho most vivid rceollccti'ins A tary glory, tbat he called for 8it llcrbt'rt Taylor to bring ?iii. ns usual, his box of letters, and that he replied, on being informed that there wax no box for him to open, " Oh, I forgot this is Monday." To those who know 1,dw mn-hi-arU'il a.i KndtMiiuaii t bailor-Kiiu? is, we need not explain that nnyttiing counectod with the national glory of our country is likely to retain a place in hhs meumry, so long on b Our readLrs will not. therefore, be surnriBod at heunn that at one of tbe visits which Ids medical atteudaut paid him lost week, he said, " Doctor, I know I am gini but i should like to see uuo Try if you cannot tinker ni uiiiiversary of Waterloo. to last, over that day." recurrence of a day diablo as any event can i was fully alive, to oil prions. He conversed Ma- Hin Matesly has survived tho fa freely upn: in the? .urn tho JJ itntvrvaWo acuteness ol his miflcriugs. era, that thougl from our t ti'.nl 'rmimpalrt-' combined itake nou wil powers arc uist sinl disease and pain, and incaj ility tol His breatlung is at once difficult apprehended, mayl iu as they would old King is ao- a tliat be has dis - cluurgitd still olwa sphere, if not always and for what he der m t interest-', of his altai W 14 wtfl, 41. " and a Kin It h bo nnd tho rumour was very rlf iu Wiudsor ll ' of r1I Ouuone7y it Formality was duiract eristics, and lw is formal not Ukclv to deviate from the teuour of liu whole life in theso ii ma be hi closing moments. So long as ho lias life he wishes to etc his new relatives by hie side ; they have free entrance to his chamber, and when they are momentarily absent fr,mH it he notices and . complains of their absence. To her Majesty, who ins beon uiiromittinir in her atten tions upon her suffering consort, he lias repeatedly cx (pressed the warmest affection and gratitude, and more than once he has expressed a wish that sho may be present 'acnt to her tMs,n,'raiB!? at lyQ o'clock, requesting or - - u.w v . - , uu .. Fe w , . . uiv nun aijv uwi , wuw w v cHvr inn uaixi:iv mill lour 1 which thvn arrived at the Castle, and, to the best of our bcliet, it did not contalu her Royal Highness. ii Alu.ii (.. ..VI.. -V ;.. .l .v a hiii,i. l,nf 1.:. M ., , .ir ' ' 7 , 7 ' , .7 , was .i.rr, ,T,.t M,ri,.iil nmniii'. anil inn n-i.ticr-illv law How it 0, y &t present matter of inquiry, hut too probable that the metropolis woidd h.ivc be llcvt'd th- Tumour. Ilia Mtt.iesty rcumiiw in a very feeble '"d thc Prevailing opmioo scnw to lx, as indeed it, crronoounjy hss been for some djiys past, that bis Aljceiy Cannot survive for twenty-four hours lunger. V'c hope for the best; but our anticipations, we frankly confess, arc of the most gloomy character. . Windsor, Twelve o'clock. Monday night, i have little or nothing of interest to add to my forme,. dispatch. The Duke of Sussex arrived at the CaUe at ten o'clock to-night. His feelings wore gratified by being admitted t the presence of the royal unffercr ; but the interview was short, as the royal dukes horses were, by ordiT, in the court-yard of the Castle st eleven o'clock. In no very long time afterwards hia royid highness departed for Kensington. - Tko interest felt here, wherfc the King's virtues are but known, in indescribable. Though everybody is aware Hint bis Majesty htw attained a good old use., the severity id the blow which is to separate hiiu from them is not the jess cruelly felt on tbat account. In all human probability we shall within n few hours lose a unnt excellent Sovereign. (From the Court Circular.) The state of the King is to the last degree alarming and danerou. JJis Majesty is gradually sinking. Early yesterday afternoon the King took leave of those nearest and dearest to Iiim, who were overwhelmed witb affliction, his Majesty at the same time expressing bin coir scionsnefis of the approaching iiwful change. Intelligence of the state of the King was forwitrded, by exprcaf, to all the royal family in the afternoon. The Duke of Cumberland arrived at the Castle yesterday from town. The Archbishop of Canterbury remains at thol CHtle. , - T " J ' ' "i j f In 1 i 1 1 ;. im (From tho Alomiuff V,.j Windsor, Monday Kvtaiiug, Eight o'Cloek. This has been one of the most anxious and truly melancholy days I ever witnessed at Court. In the early part of the day it was understood that Ids Majesty was decidedly worse, and that no further hopes could possibly be entertained of Ids recovery ; and since that time his dendse lias been hourly expected. The King summoned all hb family Into his preflenec in the morning, and took an affectionate farewell of them, and those only who have experienced the loss of a kiud and indulgent, father can judge of the sorrowful scene. His Majesty i pertcetiy sensinie, nnu awmta nu approaching dissolution st Christian resignation and fortitude. All arc tears, from the highest to tho lowest of the household, rory one being accustomed to regard him, not only with the revcrenae dut? to a munarali, but with the. fceliuc enter tained towards a dear and affectionate Gather. The whole towu was thrown into great excitement at two o'clock this afternoon by a false report tliat ()tm Ma jesty was no more. Expresses were immediately dis patched to London from various persons in Windsor. The alarm was $prcvilor th road between Windsor and Lon don, and it was not till nearly an hour had clnpsed that the report was ascertained to be unfounded, and other inesseugera dispatched to contr:nlict the former report. Windsor, Half-past Eleven o'Clook. The King retired to lwd L-icven o clock, at which t ime bis Majesty a instr..! His Royal Highness the u arrived at one o'clock, and left at a brother the Dnkc of 8n8 and his half-pant uiue o'clock at night, and left at (From the Morning Chrontrg.) The utmost anxiety was evinced in every part of the metropolis yesterday to ascertain the state of his Majesty's health, and crowds were to be seen watching tho arrival of the differeut coaches by the Waslem rvaL in the hope of cbtalniug information. At St. James's Palace the uuin ber ff visitors who left their names was trreater than on r previous day ; nnd the nature of ihe bulletin there I'xtnuiteti was not ny any mtaiis calculated to allnv the previous alarm. Unhappily, the private accounts which arrived from Windsor in the course of the day rather added fo than diminished the effect of the previous cports. Toward evening it was confidently stated that an express had arrived announcing the demise of his Ma ty, and second editions were published by several of the ning papers annonnrir.g the evi.nt. Many of the shunt, placard was exhibited announcing the death of his Majesty. The rumonra were, howevor, speedily contradicted the placard was taken down, and our oou temporaries were compelled to pubUsh third editions to contradict their previous announcement. , At the grand Waterloo dluner given by the Duke of( w clhngton, at Apsloy-house, a report of the same nature arrived, and consequently the military Imnd wliich was in attendance was dismiraed, arid his Grace, with great feci jug and propriety, broke up his party at an early hour. (From the Morning Herald.) Windsor, Monday Night, Twelve o'clock.1 f The King still languishes between life and death, ht'uj state of the most distressim deldlitv. j Soon after tho issuing of the official bulletin thiH fore- (noon, Prince Hohenlohc left tlie CoUo in a travelling! chariot with four horses, driven at great speed and Jnj about half an hour subsequently it was publicly announced eoiK-ealjjand universally bc.Iiuvird that the King was dead. The remain flfalso annomicement originated, we understand, in the ex-i i the huustion of the royal sufferer having Assumed all tho sciu- bianco of death, and in some steps consequent thereon, bull o which we cannot more ivirticidarlv allude. The object of Prince Hohenlohc 's joimiey, it has been! said, was an invitation to the Duchem of Kent and the! princess, her daughter. Whether or not this was so, It ill 'ertaui hie higlmctw returned alone, ne reached the Castlel it seven o'clock this evening : and at ten o'clo it the duchess liad not arriAFcd, he Dukes of Cumberland and Sussex arrived this after- and remained several hours with the King. Tltelo Dnkc To troducexl die deal md alone into the Kihg'In:doi'l(i fesAyt The objwt Wijj.'"',-! ane which the Cattle, the counts b town has prescind tlmnudiout this day has most melancholy one. SirHonry Halford has just arrived at the Cnstle from'.VJjilr's Lmdon. (Fi-om the Morning Post.) The particulars of the life of King Willmm the Fourth, which we subjoin, liar bocn hastily collected, but will I,.- interesting; to our readers at the pi-essnt uiouient, us their S jteuexTti aceiir:;y may oe reueo on tN-'.'ia .t Aiitrust, ld.i, the tl'inl son .u'Ki;.,- I : ., t: c Thinl wai born. After a boyhood that presented no-jv Uiinf Prin 177f anngiiipii n uvynua me eariy age ot oilier buys, I lUam Henry entered the navy as a midvliipmau in N Notwithstanding the brilliant idea, familiar to us alL tbat a King of England should receive a foreign ambassador on board a man-of-war, it so chanced that the Prince became the omy Sovereign ot Uns country who was ever entitled, by a 1 ' jm,.! uiiYui t'uucauon to no His royal highness was placed mider the especial charge va.;ii.nn, iwienvaras auiuinu, uigny, ui the ltoy;u Oeorjte, a 9H-jrim ship, towards tU hitter part of the :m war. nnm twelve monttis 01 Ins having taken set vice the yoatt Prince bud the good fortune to be present with Aduiiivd Rodney at tliecaptnro of the Caraoens fleet, coniuundcd ly Don Juan Langara; and the Spaniard naturally chough ex-1 pressed his surprise at seeing a Prince of the Blood not onlyl holding the appointment but rigidly fulfilling the duties of a warrant-officer. There are very many anecdotes, well authenticated, all leading to show the goodncas ot heart that was tlin pi-oiuiaeut characteristic of the youug taUor. It is ouly the u nth that our limits will not permit us to bring them anew before the public. One, however, must not be passed over : a court-martial having been hold on the Jamaica station, by tho sentence, of which' a midshipman bad been umdemned to death for tome high, though merely vrotessional. offence. P Henry was the first to sign a petition in the young man's t'avom-, nnd induced the other junior officers on the station to toJlow his r.vample. ' r 1 inn noyai nignuess rcceiveu ins Liii' s cum-1 mission. In 17ot he was appointed Captain of the I'ta and after having commanded two or three other shius in uiion was made Rear-Admiral of the Blue in 180 Order in Council. He hail previously, on the 20th of May, IJB0, beeu cteaUtl a pew- of parliament, as JJuke ol St. Clarence mid St. An- b-ew s, and Kuri of MunsUi. The first was a roval tide of cviisitleraliU' antuputy. It would, perhaps, be nccuJea to say that the Prime had. tsu ly in iiie, been uomintucd to the customary honour of Knighthood of the Carter. On tun otfiof April, 1.0, he mane a Knight ot the Thistle, being the first mem I er ofl the Royal Family, except the Sovereign, who had worn i'11 d:riiiou isnce the revival of the ordw by Jamtw II., 1U 1I1. . o (. , L Orel j JaBJ , From the time at which he received his flag, the Duke of Clarence Baw no more active service afloat. He was uiost anxious to be employed, hut circumstances, now unknown, i"i peaiedly thwarted Ids wishes. At the conclusion of what wo called the Spanish armament, he mpieted the coinmaiid on iho Leeward Island station. This, however, had previously been given to Admiral Jervis, afterwards Karl ot St. Vincent. At a later period wo believe the Loudon was fitted for his Royal Hiirluiess's tlae. but from some caugenroluililv the refuvnl of his former application he refused to serve. In if! 1 1 tho Duke was maile Admiral of the in. in tl place of the late Sir Peter Parker ; and m that canacitv he hoisted ion u"i nie nisi nine, inr ine nummw m conveying Loui III. to CaUus, when that Mouuivh was kingdom of Fram e. During the ear- rt called lo 1 us a tiett part of tl time, present, . Antwerp, when commanded ; a imoiciancto of which less lu brcause the en and more iumo more distinguished himself by the the sanguinary action of Mericem, lit, pet haps, than it deserved, only is coeval with others on a larger A new era now look ulace in the oosition and urosi of tbe Duke of Cinnuc& At the express wish, as was neially believed, of bis mother, the late Queen Churh a marriage was uegociatrd tbr him with her present Map the eldest (laughter of bis Serene Highness (Jeoi'ge Fredc. Chnrki, Duke of Saxe Meinincm. Of th ilcr.mi m vlrtms of the Duchess there never were two opini An opinion cauuot be eutertained when no fact is Ieeed; and no tact has yet been adduced by which illustrious lady could for a mmnenl be prejudiced in ma. fulfilled th nndcipuion. The mart Lure touk nbi igc touk place at Kewon the 11th of July, IfilB,! and iw Crnirlm tlie Ti Adelah , wno wok born on the 10th of Dik: IH20, and I dind on the ilst ot March of the following ye During the time that elapsed between liis'n anpoiutaicnt of the Duke to the distinguishst Hlnh Admiml of Krnd.tnd, in April, ll!27, trvenis of hi: Roval Higtuiess's lite were the pf trial of Queen Caroline when he conscie'ti the Bill of Pains and Penal ties-ami his rank of General of Morinesi , .The revivid of the office of Lord Hi, the person of the Duke, after it had be? ception, in commUsinu since the death ol oi' Denmark, the consort of Quern Ann to lib professional merit, in the justice of lieve irrery officer in the navy concurred. ami the which we W-B On more ii i.H, one occasion, indeed, this opinion was publicly cxprcts.-d I admirals who had grown grey in Ui sen ice; and his cot mand could scarcely have been otherwise than popular wi officers of lower rank when it is known that white he uxt1 chjed it no fewer than Vli lieutenants were promoted to t rank of commander. Late in the year 1828 this distinguished appointment w resign. (! hy his Royal Highness. The cause of his scimatii prov, d too heavy it tax on his health. The shou time that chipset! between his ruignn office and his accession to the throne presented no i public interest. But the exemiilnry conifctct ofthfl Clarence as n hiihuud and a father, horvr unc-te pursued, became know--, ; and, being known, nfiiin linnt cSil:1- !: to the nation, and to tltat hiehc particular who showed but to bin privacy. Tlie domestic little eagerness to llVawl charities, and those that home, gave him a claim I :ts which experience con-1 extended beyot to the love of Ins fellow Armed, when, bv his el of tbiimselves. Mis nit ndieerlt Were OH si -Hill t , . .1 . .1 litis In --1 M - ,,.. ni ' M.U ADA j above eighteen yea is Royal H lion, an nt chartered Bociety for atfoiding assiAtuice toJ the pwrer natives of Scotland residcut iu London. In Uiel. whole of that time the Duke of Clarence was only two or I! three times absent from the half-yearly festivals of the insti-l Itution, to the objects of which he not only pave his pernunal I' countenance, but contributed an unbroken series of splendid!! H donations. In this he was follnwrrf by the Duchess from tlicl the melancholy event by whicl At the death of Oeprge the Foun succeeded to the throne, on the 3tith sence of the Privy Council, nasemble to oistmn, the new Kiriif, with mark the Duke of Clarence 'June, 1880. In urcl m that day, according the Dukoof Wellington bis en lire approval of tbe manner in which his mce had hitherto administered the nuhlic affair. Of course no change took place in the Cabinet, imd tlie policy !' the Uitij reign was adhered to. Married, on the 2t)ih intant, at St. GeoriireV. HanmrM - Isqusic, by tiu? Rev. W. H. Dickinson. Pvtcr Gale, of Asli- iield-hall, in the Queen s County. E'i-, to Anna Maria Hnr-I nett, only daugutei-of tlie Ute Captain Fleesuii, ot the dtu lurrinjr fa H the room dentroved lul lor year, t-oro piece of phv be more tha i t'.u Earl of npon a cons' y'a brig F.sjioir an on tbe 11 tit irtst. mentv, but now iv-iv.ii, from truly to those v tcnte ; and from lit is thought U on of 1122;" hu s alco join in the gap whi rs of any real importance. Price ut C a s er Ten at the a. Benstiatri Tan Del Town I e V.'.K. U W. K.H W. IT K, W. K. Bt w. t:. u i.l To. 21 H YT. K, or mtd Hi'tttn IS , t) 3 W.E. Kmith Huri,tni so ih . SO II . - . - 2 . m O V.E.Sc,Htkb'ntcl LO Utt W.K.West lletten . I s . . SZ (i i VV. K. UnrUey , . Si . 1& 0 W. t. SeJby ... 17 " , fn C J W.E. Devonshh 1 t.itu nv this hay's post. lrrivu-1. Ills Moj(JtyV t ifjtil Ol' Muj Cll. MIlU bringing 501,000 dul. T1IK I.1ZMID The Msrv, frov MOUTH, June IH. Aniveil. tbe ' v. Arrived, the Ilou lund, from ac .i'coihj trie K--bcrt I-a:u , fron , eiitl ; tr.o Hte, from L.ulU; and the tyConnclt, from t-t. Vinoimt' ; he Fanny, from Canton. i rived, the ...'i c Hunter, frum FALMOUTH, Juke In. fhom ova rniVAT coHaasrosiiKNT.) M ii' tvseam I fol nit Ci : 1 1 ' 1 1 1 ! e I nrrivwl lunboth i were The denlly Imt thr RuUXt on n cm I aiignnrtt. 1 into p No had Kdu ad Webber. CaptTiin nd flfwK Poore, Lady SMdnrd, Wm. v:.-e. f thi nnrl Tiui Mi-s. Webber, and Sir ThoinaB Felloucs. fiiard ordeivd home. This has been I days brought to El he iji iid:est Medi( mail by three THIS TB.V PO (From the Dub FRANCHISE. nina Mail A Tlic twelve judges have i nnd it is a mt4t impoiti: it one as affects the rspteen fi'ired to their lordships ujx uUi atiou of ten pumal eh'Cti i vv I'.rridcd by a majority of l.chards (of course) being U ulear yearlv vidue." being t )( Ire- points Messrs. Pel rin :ui that t'ne words labour of the occupant, or what it he owner. iln. - .th tii the jury m cnnkjrmily with the c I the word "value, a Uscuion was lnflirm;Uve. Upon this latter point lb ltTtm If judgments now solemnly prom eh:iU have iisund, auil v lioleaomn, n inoufilwut the ivejal conn 'Us. fpn Dub! Morning Pwt.) -de-Camp, has re- third COnsln Llruti itenni The vrd the steam -ves el Mw?gw, havine on ho or 1 ' C AiK' t'' rl1mmts COIKClDTiXCE.- it St. Clement Da pnitest forca. ippinrs heneficial; in d to the plan il f.rr flfitinathm. j rcl was at the ' m In parfcjiiine had the parcel esi.itei utvd fcoui any bun nd it was stated he 'liWr aaaaaaaaVaaaaK. - j

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