4 APRIL 1840, Page 7

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The Court of Aldermen held a meeting on Tuesday ; when Mr. Thomas NVood presented a petition from Mr. Dalton. an inhabitant of Portsoken Ward, in whose name the proceedings relative to the elec- tion of Mr. Michael Scales had been carried on by the Ward in oppo- sition to the Court. When the decision was finally given against Scales, Dalton was " left in the lurch," and had to pay all expenses, and was reduced in consequence to great distress. He prayed for re- lief from the Court. Aldermen Farebrother, Laurie, and Lucas, con- sidered that the petitioner had no claim whatever upon the Court ; and the petition was ordered to lie on the table, by a vote of 8 to 4.

The Anti-Corn-law Delegates meet daily in Palace Yard, and criti- cize the speeches in " the Houses over the way." Lord Darlington was severely handled by sonic members of the " Petty Parliament," who understand the Corn-question rather better than his Lordship— though he is by no means a bad specimen of his " order."

At a meeting of the medical profession generally, and of the pupils at St. George's Hospital, held on Thursday, it was agreed to present Sir Benjamin Brodie with a piece of plate on his retirement from the office of surgeon to the hospital.

"Mr. Bingham. of the Western Circuit, has been appointed one of the London Police Magistrates.