21 NOVEMBER 1840, Page 4


The election of a Lord Rector of the University of Glasgow took place on Monday. The candidates were the Duke of Wellington, the Marquis of Breadalbane, and Sir A. P. Cooper. The Marquis was re- turned by a large majority ; the numbers being s--for the Marquis of Breadalbane, 250; Sir Astley Cooper, 111 ; theDake of Wellington, 105. The Duke was brought forward, against his consent, by theZ/on- servatives ; the Liberals supported the Marquis ; and the medical students gave their support to Sir Astley.

The defeated Liberals of Edinburgh have resolved to give a public dinner to Mr. Adam Black, on Wednesday the 25th. The chair is to be filled by Lord Dunfermline, the lute representative of Edinburgh in Parliament ; and Sir James Gibson Craig has agreed to act as croupier.

The inhabitants of Bridgeton, a populous suburb of Glasgow, have had the honour of being the first to meet to protest against a war with France, and the unjust intervention of the Four Powers in the affairs of Turkey. A memorial has been addressed to the Queen to dismiss her Ministers, and to "call 0) her councils men better qualified to conduct the government of this great empire in conformity with the advanced spirit of the age."