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THE NEW ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.

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THE NEW ARCHBISHOP OF CANTER- BURY. The question respecting which so many duubtful rumours have been circulated is at length decided. On Thursday morning a communication from the premier was received by Dr. Longley, Archbishop of York at his palace, Bishopsthorpe, (ffering the vacant &ee for his acceptance. His grace lost no time in intimating to Lord Palme-ston his will-ngness to undertake the responsible dntits attached to the Pnmacy. The ante- cedents of the new arahbisliop are of a very honourable c uracter; and although he occupied the see of York k 5'ears only, he is held in the highest estimation by the clergy and citizens, and Ms removal will cause a general fteling of regret. His grace, who was born in 1794, was educated at Westminster and Oxford where he distinguished himself as a first-rate classical scholar, filling the position in the Uni- versity of College Tutor, Censor, and Public Ex- aminer. He was subsequently curate of Cowley Oxon, in 1823, and the rector of Wrot-Tytherley, Hants, from 1827 to 1829. In the latter year he was elected head master of Harrow School, the duties of which post he performed until 183,% when he was ap pointed first bishop of Ripon. In 1856, on the resigna- tion of Dr. Maltby, he was appointed to the see of Dur ham, from which, in May 1860, he was elevated to the Archbishopric of York, on the death of Dr. Musgrave. Dr. Longley was most active in the discharge of his episcopal functions as Bishop of Durham, and exerted himself nobly in raising a pecuniary fund for the benefit of the sufferers by the calamitous accident in the Burra- don colliery in 1860, while his zeal and energy in his recent sphere of spiritual duty resulted in the establish- ment of the York Diocesan Church Building and Endow- ment Aid Society, in furtherance of which mainlv through his unwearied efforts, many thousands of n'-mnda have been subscribed. 1

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