1 AUGUST 1840, Page 5

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At a meeting of the Court of Common Council, on Thursday, the Lord Mayor informed the Court, that he had had the honour of' an in- terview wide Prince Albert, and that he expected in a few days to re- ceive intimation of the day on which his Royal Highness would do the Corporation the honour to come to that hall and receive the freedom of the City. Mr. Wells asked whether Prince Albert would take up his freedom in that Court ? The Lord Mayor replied in the affirmative. Mr. Wells hoped that the visit would be followed by sbowthilly. [The member was supposed to allude to a Mansionhouse banquet ; and the savoury thought excited a pleasant chuckle.)