Parliament was further prom-tied on Wednesday, to the 4th of
It is rumoured that Mr. Charles Grant is to be raised to the Peerage, by the title of Baron Glenelg ; and that his nomination to the, Governor-Generalship of India will be concurrent with that ele- vation.
The India Jury Act, introduced by Mr. Grant, declared natives of India eligible as justices of the peace in that country. This wise and liberal policy has been followed up at Bombay by Lord Clare, by the actual admission of a number of influential native gentlemen, Parsees and Mahomedans, into the commission of the peace. The natives of Bombay have transmitted an address of thanks to Mr. Grant for his exertions on their behalf.
Mr. Arthur Eden, brother-in-law of Lord Brougham and Mr. Poulett Thomson, has been appointed to the situation of Assistant- Controller of the new Exchequer. This gentlemen has, we believe, had an experience of eight-and-twenty years' clerkship in the Teller's- office of that department.—Morning Chronicle.
Lord Brougham has appointed Mr. Charles Phillips to an office created by one of the law bills of last year, to which there is a salary of '2500/. a year attached. Besides the enjoyment of this income, Mr. Phillips will have liberty to practise at the bar.—Belfast Northern Whig. [What office can this be ?"
Sir John Leach, Master of the Rolls, died in Edinburgh on Sunday Ian. He had been suffering for some time from a severe attack of erysipelas, but his death was rather sudden.
Mr. Blackwood, the well-known publisher of the Magazine, died at Edinburgh on Tuesday last, after a long and severe illness.
The Honourable Lieutenant E. Plunkett has been appointed to the Castor frigate, in the room of Lieutenant M'Cleverty, who was sen- tenced by the Court-martial at Plymouth, last week, to be dismissed the service for not keeping a proper look-out when theeameleon cutter was run down.
It has been suggested, that an incontestible proof of the cordiality, or of the want of it, existing between the Lord Chancellor and the late Premier, will be furnished by the former becoming a visiter or not at Howick, on his return from the North.—Herald.
Instructions have been given to offer for sale the remaining standing part of the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, the once favourite retreat of his lute Majesty George the Fourth.—Post.
The Literary Fund has received an announcement that his Majesty, in consequence of the many charities to which be subscribes, cannot give so large a sum as two hundred guineas a year in aid of its means; but, aware of the great merit of the institution, a subscription to half that amount will be annually forwarded by command. We trust that the loss thus sustained will not be felt, but that the exertions of lite- _ rary men and the friends of literature will be increased in proportion.— Post.
For some days past, any frequenter of the reading-room at the British Museum might have enjoyed the opportunity of seeing Thomas Moore ; who has been there day after day diligently occupied in tran- scribing and collecting materials and hints for his long-expected History of Ireland. Numbers, aware of the fact that he was thus and there ,engaged, have availed themselves of this opportunity of seeing the first living poet of his country.—Globe.