29 FEBRUARY 1840, Page 1

The session of the Spanish Cortes was opened on the

18th instant. The Royal speech was pompous, with little matter. Fo- reign powers were declared friendly ; the Convention of Bergara and the expulsion of Don CARLOS were mentioned with triumph ; exertions for the extension of commerce, the amelioration of in- ternal institutions, and rigorous economy in the management of the finances, were promised by the Queen-Regent in behalf of her daughter. The streets were crowded, and the Royal Ladies well received.