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THE QUEEN'S VISIT TO CHATHAM.

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THE QUEEN'S VISIT TO CHATHAM. [FROM THE TIMES.] Her Majesty's visit to the sick and wounded in the military hospitals at Chatham, which had been postponed for some time, on account of erysipelas in the wards at Fort Pitt, took place on Wednesday. The importance which the miserably defective state of these hospitals attached to this royal inspection, is now considerably diminished, by the fact, that a general hospital, worthy, we hope, of the country, is about to be erected somewhere in the neighbourhood of Southampton. With such a promise of better arrangements for the future, it becomes almost unnecessary to dilate further upon the shortcomings of the existing establishments, and the attention of the public need no longer be more urgently directed to what took place on Wednesday, than is requisite for a due appreciation of the benevolent sympathy which has led her Majesty, for the third time during the present year, to visit the sick and wounded at the medical head-quarters of the army. The Queen and Prince Albert, with their suite, including General Wetherall, went down by special train from the Bricklayers' Arms station shortly before 11 o'clock, and were received at Strood by Colonel Eden, Dr. Dartnell, and the other leading officials of Chatham. The usual military honours paid on such occasions were duly observed as her Majesty proceeded in her carriage to Fort Pitt. There every preparation had been made for the royal visit, and, always excepting the wretched accommo dation which, for the purposes to which it is applied, the place provides, there was nothing to find fault with, As far as cleanliness and attention to the comfort and welfare I of the patients can compensate for the defects of a buildin" never intended for a hospital, and made still more unsuit- able by the tinkering of the Royal Engineers, Fort Pitt made a very good appearance on Wednesday. The wards were in scrupulously good order, and the invalids, whether wounded or sick, looked as well as their several ailments permitted, Those of them who were sufficiently con- valescent. stood in double row at the foot of their beds as her Majesty passed along, and she on her part condescend- ingly addressed to them words of inquiry and encourage- ment. The poor fellows seemed powerfully affected by such flattering marks of the interest which their Sovereign takes in their welfare and it cannot be doubted that these visits are calculated to exercise a most beneficial influence, not only on them, but upon the army in general.

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