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March 26, 1819; 2, Augusta Caroline Charlotte Elizabeth Maria Sophia Louisa, born July 19, 1822; and 3, Maria Adelaide Wilhelmina Elizabeth, born Nov. 27, 1833; 4, Maria, widow of the Duke of Gloucester, son of Duke William Henry of Gloucester, born April 25, 1776, and married July 26, 1816; 5, Princess Sophia, born Nov. 3, 1777.

Daughter of the grand uncle of the Queen, William Henry of Gloucester, who died Aug 25, 1805, Sophia Matilda, born May 23, 1773.

Ministers of the Cabinet.

First Lord of the Treasury, Viscount Melbourne.

Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Right Hon. Francis Thornhill Baring.
Lord Chancellor, Lord Cottenham.

President of the Council, the Earl of Clarendon.


Secretary of State for the Home Department, the Marquis of Normanby. Secretary of State for the Department of Foreign Affairs, Viscount Palmers

Secretary of State for the Department of the Colonies, Lord John Russell.
First Lord of the Admiralty, the Earl of Minto.

President of the East India Board, Rt. Hon. Sir John Cam Hobhouse.
President of the Board of Trade, Rt. Hon. Henry Labouchere.
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
Secretary of War, Th. Babington Macaulay.
Secretary General for Ireland, Lord Morpeth.

Ministers not of the Cabinet.

Director General of the Post Office, the Earl of Litchfield.
Grand Marshal of the Court, Marquis of Conyngham.

Lord Steward, Earl of Errol.

Master of the Horse, Earl of Albermarle.

Paymaster General of the Army, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Parnell.
Vice Pres. of Board of Trade, Rt. Hon. Richard Lalor Shièl.
Master Gen. of the Ordnance, Rt. Hon. Sir R. Hussey Vivian.
Attorney General, Sir John Campbell.

Solicitor General, Sir Thomas Wylde.

Lord Lieut. and Gov. General of Ireland, Lord Ebrington.

Lord Chancellor of Ireland, Lord Plunkett.

Lord Advocate of Scotland, Andrew Rutherford, Esq.

Archbishops. Of Canterbury, Rt. Hon. William Howley, Primate of England, and Metropolitan; of York, Rt. Hon. Edward Harcourt, Primate, and Lord Grand Almoner of the Queen.

Bishops. There are twenty-five Bishops, twenty-four of whom have seats in the House of Lords. The three first in rank are the Bishop of London, Rt. Hon. Charles James Bloomfield; of Durham, Dr. Edward Maltby; of Winchester, Charles Richard Sumner. There are also two Archbishops and fourteen Bishops of the established Church in Ireland, and ten Bishops in the Colonies.

Speaker of the House of Lords, the Lord Chancellor; Vice President, the Earl of Shaftsbury.

The House of Lords consists at present of 442 members, of whom 368 are hereditary English Peers, viz., Dukes 24; Marquises 20; Earls 112; Viscounts 19; and Barons 193; 16 Scotch Peers elected from their own order; 28 Irish Peers elected; Archbishops and Bishops of England, 26; and Irish Representative Bishops, 4.

Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt. Hon. Shaw Lefevre.

The House of Commons consists of 658 members, who are denominated Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, being chosen by the electors of Counties or sections of Counties, Cities, and Boroughs. The number chosen in England is 471; Wales 29; Scotland 53; Ireland 105. Parliaments continue for seven years, unless dissolved by the King. There has, however, been but one example, for the last forty years, of a parliament completing six years. The present Parliament first assembled Oct. 15, 1837.

Officers of the Court.

Lord Chamberlain, Earl of Uxbridge; Vice Chamberlain, Earl of Belfast; Comptroller of Accounts, Sir William Martins; Keeper of the Queen's Privy Purse, Maj. Gen. Sir Henry Wheatley; Master of the Ceremonies, Sir Robert Chester; Assistant, Thomas Seymour Hyde, Esq.; Groom of the Robes, Capt. Francis H. Seymour Lords in Waiting, Marquis of Headford, Viscount Falkland, Viscount Torrington, Lord Byron, Lord Gardner, Lord Lilford, Earl of Fingall.

Ladies of the Household, Mistress of the Robes, the Duchess of Sutherland; First Lady of the Bedchamber,

Under Secretaries of State. For the Interior, Samuel March Phillips, and Hon. Fox Maule; for Foreign Affairs, John Backhouse, Esq., and Hon. W. T. Foz Strangways; for the Colonies, Vernon Smith, and James Stephen, Esqrs.

Lords Commissioners of the Exchequer. Viscount Melbourne, Rt. Hon. Francis Thornhill Baring, John Parker, Thomas Wyse, Henry Tuffnell, Horseman, Esqrs. Secretaries, Edward John Stanley, and Robert Gordon, Esqrs. Comptroller Gen. of Fin., Baron Monteagle.

Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. Earl of Minto; Vice Ad. Sir Charles Adam; Rear Ad. Sir Wm. Parker; Capt. Sir Samuel Pechell; Lord Dalmeny ; Sir John Dalmeny; Sir Edward T. Trowbridge. Secretary, Richard Moore O'Ferral, Sir J. Barrows. Judge of the Court of Admiralty, Doctor Stephen Lushing


Commissioners of the Board for the Affairs of India. Rt. Hon. Sir John C. Hobhouse, President; the Lord President of the Council; the Keeper of the Seals; the first Lord of the Treasury; the Secretaries of State; the Chancellor of the Exchequer; the Rt. Hon. John Sullivan. Secretaries, Lord Seymour, and W. Clay, Esqs.

Commissioners for the Woods, Forests, and Public Works. Viscount Duncannon; Alexander Milne; Hon. Charles A. Gore; First Secretary, James King; Inspector of Buildings, Henry Hake Seward, Esq.

Master of the Mint, Rt. Hon. Henry Labouchere; Vice Master, James W. Morrison; Comptroller, John Tekell.

Board of Trade. Rt. Hon. Henry Labouchere, President; Rt. Hon. Lalor Shiel, Vice President; the Lord Chancellor; Archbishop of Canterbury; First Lord of the Treasury; Secretaries of State and others.

Department of the Army. Commander-in-Chief, Lord Hill. Private Secretary, Col. Richard Egerton; Mil. Secretary, Lord Fitzroy Somerset. Aid-de-Camp, Gen. Maj. Gen. Sir John Macdonald; Vice Aid-de-Camp, Maj. Gen. John Gardiner. Quarter Master General, Sir James Willoughby Gordon. First Aid-decamp of the Queen, Sir Herbert Taylor. Inspector Gen. of Artillery, Sir Richard S. Donkin.

Courts of Justice.

Lord Chancellor, Lord Cottenham; Master of the Rolls, Lord Langdale, Vice Chancellor, Sir Lancelot Shadwell.

Queen's Bench, Lord Chief Justice, Denham; Judges, Sir Joseph Littledale and Sir John Patterson; Sir James Williams; Sir J. T. Colridge.

Court of Common Pleas, Chief Justice, Sir Nicholas Conyngham Tindal; Judges, Sir James Allan Park; Sir John B. Bosanquet; Sir John Vaughan; Sir Thomas Coltman; Sir Justice Erskine.

Exchequer, Chancellor Rt Hon. Thomas Spring Rice; Secretary Edward Walpole; Lord Baron, Lord Abinger; Barons, Sir James Park; Sir Wm. Bolland; Sir E. H. Alderson; Sir John Gurney; Sir W. H. Maule; Sir Robert M. Rolfe. Bankruptcy, Chief Justice Rt. Hon Thomas Erskine.

Postmaster General, Earl of Litchfield; Secretary, Lieutenant Col. W. L. Maberly.

Governors and Commanders-in-Chief of the Colonies.
In Europe.

Gibraltar, Sir Alexander Woodford.

Island of Malta, Sir H. F. Bouverie, Lieut. Gen.
Ionian Islands, Lieut. Gen. Sir Howard Douglas.
Heligoland, Maj Gen. Sir H. King.

In North America.

Canada, Gov. Gen. of British N. A. Provinces, Lord Sydenham (Charles Poulett Thompson.)

Nova Scotia, Lieut. Gov. Viscount Falkland, Lieut. Gen.
New Brunswick, Lieut Gov. Sir John Harvey, Maj. Gen.
Prince Edward Island, Lieut. Gov. Sir Charles Aug. Fitzroy.
Newfoundland, Gov. Capt. H. Prescott.

West Indies.

Jamaica, Capt. General and Commander-in-Chief, Sir Charles Metcalfe. [There are sixteen other Governors of British Colonies in the West Indies and America.]

In Asia.

Ceylon, Lieut. Gen. Sir Colin Campbell, Commander of the Forces; Sir R. Arbuthnot, Maj. Gen.

Possessions of the East India Company.

Bengal, Gov. General Lord Auckland; Commander-in-Chief, Lieut. Gen. Sir Jasper Nichols.

Madras, Gov. Rt. Hon. Lord Elphinstone; Com. of the Troops, Lieut. Gen. Sir Samuel Ford Wittingham.

Bombay, Gov. Sir James R. Carnac ; Com. of the Troops, Sir Thomas McMahon.

Australian Territories.

New South Wales, Gov. Sir George Gipps.

Van Dieman's Land, Lieut. Gov. Sir John Franklin.
South New Holland, Gov. Lieut. Col. George Gawler.
New Zealand, Lieut. Gov. Capt. Hobson.

In Africa.

Cape of Good Hope, Gov. Sir George Thomas Napier, Maj. Gen.
St. Helena, Gov. Maj. Gen George Middlemore.

Mauritius, (Isle of France) Gov. Lieut. Gen. Sir William Nicolay.
Sierre Leone, Gov. Lieut. Col. Richard Doherty.
Gambia, Lieut Gov. Wm. Mackie.

Corps Diplomatique.

United States of America, Andrew Stevenson, Min. Plen., Benjamin Rush, Sec. Leg., H. B. Livingston, Att., Col. Aspinwall, Couns. Gen.

Austria, Pr. Paul Esterhazy de Galantha, Amb. Ext., de Hummelauer, Couns. of Amb., Chev. d'Odelga, Couns. of Amb., Baron Lebzeltern, and Count Valentin Esterhazy, Secs. of Amb.

Belgium, Sylvain Van de Weyer, Min. Plen., C. Drouet, Sec. Leg.

Spain, Gen. Don Miguel Ricardo d'Alava, Min. Plen., Cav. John de la Concha, Sec. Lg.


, Amb., Baron de Bourqueney, 1st Sec., Count Rohan

Chabot, 2d Sec. of Leg.
Netherlands, Chev. S. Dedel, Min. Plen., Baron A. Bentinck tot Nyenhuis,



Prussia, Baron Balow, Min. Plen., Baron de Schleinitz, Sec. of Leg. Russia, Baron de Brunoo, Min. Plen., Count Chreptorich, 1st Sec., de Berg, 2d Sec., de Koudriaffsky, 3d Sec. of Leg., (and ministers of many other powers.]

Table of the Area and Population of the British Dominions.


Square Miles.




Scilly Isles, Man, &c.,


Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland Is., 4,218




Malta, Gozzo, and Comine,
Army and Navy,

Possessions in Europe,




North American Possessions,
West Indies, and S. America,
Possessions in Africa,
Australian Territories,
In Asia, Ceylon,

"E. Ind. Co.'s possessions, Under British protection,

Population in 1831.




















A new census of the population of Great Britain is to be taken the present year. It will doubtless show a greater increase of population within the last ten years than in any former equal period.




Inh. per mile.








The dominions of the five great powers above named, embrace about two-thirds of the population of Europe, exceeding in the aggregate, 160,000,000. The other third part of the inhabitants, numbering more than 80,000,000, are distributed under fifty-four different sovereignties, of which 36 belong to the Germanic Confederation, and eight are states of various dimensions in Italy. Of these Governments, some account will be given in the next number of the Chronicle.

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At the sight of the father of Isaura, Deslandes remained in the doorway, immovable and speechless.

"I see that you take me for a ghost," said the old gentlemen to him; "but you may take your leisure to be surprised. Let us enter your apartment, it is very hot on your staircase.'

The substitute made haste to introduce into his chamber this unexpected guest, and though embarrassed, he affected an air of pleasure.

"What an agreeable surprise," said he, presenting a chair; "will you excuse the undress in which I receive you? I passed the night at a ball, and I am just out of bed; who could have expected the pleasure of seeing you at Paris; you have warned no one of your visit? Mad. Piard would surely have told me of it."

"I have played a real scholar's trick," replied the old man, laughing; "for a long time I have wanted to surprise Isaura by coming and inviting myself to dine with her; but at my age, and with my habits, it was a great affair. But finally, the day before yesterday, there happened to be a vacant seat in the diligence, which was passing through D***; in two seconds I decided to make a venture-I took, as they say, my cap and sword, and here I am. I arrived yesterday evening, while you were all at the ball." in coming so

"How grateful I am for the goodness you show me, soon to see me."

"Do not thank me too much for my visit," replied M. de Loiselay, with an air of affected seriousness; "the principal end of it is to chide you according to your deserts. I warn you that you will have to submit to a long interrogatory; but that need not prevent you from dressing. Your toilet and my sermon can keep company."

"I profit by your permission," said the substitute, "for I am really ashamed to receive you equipped in this manner."

He passed into a cabinet, the door of which he left half open, and began to change his costume. At this moment the clock struck twelve.

Blondel will soon be here, said he to himself; what shall I do to get rid of M. de Loiselay. If he begins to talk, he will not stop till dinner time.

"My dear Deslandes," said the old man, fixing himself comfortably

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