20 JUNE 1840, Page 9


At a meeting of the Privy Council on Tuesday, an order was issued to the Archbishop of Canterbury to prepare a form of thanksgiving for her Majesty's escape from assassination, to be used in all churches and chapels in Great Britain, on Sunday the 21st instant, and for thirty days afterwards.

A fabricated report was circulated on Thursday, that a second 'attempt had been made on the Queen's life, as her Majesty was riding in Windsor Park. The traitor, it was said, had fired from a tree, and in the confusion made his escape.

On Thursday week, a gentleman of" prepossessing appearance" went toRuckingham Palace to see the Queen. The porter sent him to a station- house ; where he said, that if the Queen did not turn Catholic, he would offer no violence to her—for he was no Chartist, thought the papers re- presented him as such. It was seen that the gentleman was mad, and he was "allowed to depart."