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FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.

PARLIAMENTARY SUMMARY,

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PARLIAMENTARY SUMMARY, HOUSE OF LORDS. Thursday, August 6th.-The Consolidated Fund bill, and the Exchequer Bills bill went through a committee, as did also the Shrewsbury and Holyhead Road Bill after a division of 24 to 23.-The Irish Municipal bill was forwarded a stage, the population of Ireland bill and the Joint Stock Banking Compa- nies bill were read a third time and passed, and the Irish Linen Manufactory bill was read a second time. The Ecclesiastical Duties and Revenues bill was read a third time and passed adjourned. Friday, August 7th.-The Royal assent was given by Commission to 35 bills, and the Administration of Justice (Birmingham) bill was read a second time THORO GOOD. The Ecclesiastical Courts' bill went through a Committee, after which the Lord Chan- cellor moved the introduction of certain words to render more clear the proviso in the bill that the prisoner Thorogood should not be again committed for the same contempt. The Earl of Devon moved the insertion of the following words in the clause, providing for the release of Thorogood :â"so soon as the costs shall have been discharged, and the sum for which he may have been cited in the Ecclesi- astical Court shall have been paid into the hands of the Registrar of the said Court"âcarried by a majority of 13.-adjourned. HOUSE OF COMMONS. Thursday, August 6tb.-The Infant Felons' bill was read a third time. The Court of Chancery bill, the new Parochial Register bill, the Imprisonment for Debt bill, and the Bills of Exchange bill, were read a third time and passed adjourned. Friday, August 7th The Lords' Amendments to the Midland Counties Railway bill were agreed to, as also to the Commerce and Navigation bill, the Church temporalities (Ireland) bill, and the Irish population bill.-adjourned. On Tuesday last, being the day appointed for the proro- gation of Parliament by Her Majesty in person, the atten- dance of Peers was unusually large. The strangers' gallery was also filled with Ladies elegantly attired. Her Majesty entered the house at twenty minutes past two, accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Albert, who conducted her to the throne. Sir Augustus Clifford having summoned the Commons, the Speaker shortly afterwards appeared at the bar, when the Right Hon. Gentleman addressed Her Majesty on the several matters which had occupied the attention of the House, amongst which were the Supplies, the Canada ques- tion, the Municipal institutions of Ireland, the Ecclesiastical Revenues, &c. &c. The Royal assent was then given to the Consolidated Fund Bill, the Ecclesiastical Duties and Revenues Bill, the Loan Securities Biil, the Joint Stock Banking Companies Bill, and the Coal Duties (London) Bill. Her Majesty then read the following Speech.- "My Lords and Gentlemen, "The state of public business enables me to close this session of Parliament; and in releasing you from you,, at- tendance, I have to thank you for the care and attention with which you have discharged your important duties. "I continue to receive from Foreign Powers assurances of their friendly disposition, and of their anxious desire for the maintenance of peace. "I congratulate you upon the termination of the civil war in Spain. The object for which the quadruple engagements of 1834, were contracted having now been accomplished, I am in communication with the Queen of Spain with a view to withdraw the naval force which, in pursuance of those engagements, I have hitherto stationed on the northern coast of Spain. "I am happy to inform you that the differences with the Government of Naples, the grounds and causes of which have been laid before you, have been put into a train of adjustment by the friendly mediation of the King of the French. I rejoice also to acquaint you that the Government of Portugal has made arrangements for satisfying certain jst claims of some of my subjects, and for the payment ofa sum due to this country under the stipulations of the convention of 1827, I am engaged, in concert with the Emperor of Austria, the King of Prussia, the Emperor of Russia, and the Sultan, in measures intended to effect the permanent pacification of the Levant, to maintain the integrity and independance of the Ottoman empire, and thereby to afford additional security for the peace of Europe. "The violent injuries inflicted upon some of my subjects by the Officers of the Emperor of China, and the indignities offered to an agent of my Crown, have compelled me to send to the coast of China a naval and military force for the pur- pose of demanding reparation and redress. "I have gladly given my assent to the Act for the Regu- lation of Municipal Corporations in Ireland. "I trust that the law which you have framed for further carrying into effect the Reports of the Ecclesiastical Com- misioners will have the beneficial effect of increasing the efficiency ofthe established church, and of better providing for the religious instruction of my people. "I have observed with much satisfaction the result of your deliberations on the subject of Canada. It will be my duty to execute the measures which you have adopted in such a manner as, without impairing the executive authority, may satisfy the just wishes of my subjects, and provide for the permanent welfare and Security of my North American provinces. "The legislative bodies of Jamaica have applied them- selves to the preparation of laws rendered necessary or expe- dient by the altered state of Society. Some of these laws require revision and amendment; but I have every reason to expect cordial assistance from the Assembly (of Jamaica in the salutary work of improving the condition and elevating the character of the inhabitants of that colony. The con- duct of the emancipated negroes throughout the West Indies has been remarkable for tranquil obedience to the law and peaceable demeanour in all the relations of social life." "Gentlemen of the House of Commons, I thank you for the supplies which you have granted for the service of the year. I lament that it should have been necessary to impose ad- ditienal burdens upon my people but I trust that the means which you have adopted for the purpose of meeting the exi- gencies of the public service are calculated to press with as little severity as possible upon all classes of the community. My Lords and Gentlemen. In returning to your respective counties you will resume those duties which you perform so much to the public benefit and advantage. It is my anxious desire to maintain tranquillity at home and peace abroad. Totileseobjects so essential to the interests of this country and to the general welfare of mankind, my efforts will be sincerely and unremittingly directed, and, feeling asured of your co-operation and sup- port, I humbly rely upon the superintending care and conti- nued protection of Divine Providence." Then the LORD CHANCELLOR, by Her Majesty's com- mand, said- My Lords and Gentlemen, It is Her Majesty's Royal will and pleasure, that this Parliament be prorogued to Thursday, the 8th day of October next." The royal procession then left the house in the order in which it had entered, and the assemblage, one of the most briliantthat has been recollected, separated. Her Majesty's Speech was read by the Speaker in the Commons, the hon. members present standing at the table, which being done the house separated. There are 60 notices of motions which now stands in the order book for the next session.

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