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. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—WEDNESDAY.

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HOUSE OF COMMONS.—WEDNESDAY. The House met at twelve o'clock' The greater portion of the sitting was occupied by the resumed discussion on the report of the Select Committee on standing orders relative to private bills. Ultimately the report was agreed to, with very slight alterations. The Naval Discipline Bill was read a third time and passed. On the motion of Sir G. GREY, the Mutual Surrender of Criminals Bill was discharged. The ATTORNBY-GBNERAL for Ireland obtained leave to bring in a bill for the recovery of tithes in Ireland. Mr. BARING obtained leave to bring in a bill to amend the S&ltnou Fishery Act (1B61). The House adjourned at ten minutes to six. THURSDAY. The Partnership Laws Amendment Bill was withdrawn. Mr. LAYARD, in reply to a Question by Mr. KINGLAKE, enumerated those portions of the states and territories of Mexico which have been subdued by the army of the French, and those w icb have not yet acknowledged the authority of the invaders. Her Majesty's Government had intimated to the Government of the Emperor of the French that when the Archduke should be in Mexico, and had notified the fact to the European Powers, it was their intention to advice the Queen to recognise him. Lord HOWARD called attention to the subject of emi- gration to the United States, in reference to the prolonga- tion of the war now raging in that country, and complained of the organised system of fraud and deceit which had been resorted to by the Federal agents for entrapping British subjects into the United States army, and sug- gested that the Government should exercise greater watchfulness and energy in order to put down such illegal and inhuman practices. Mr. LAYARD sail the question was a difficult one to deal with in fact it was impossible for the Government to do more than to reiterale their warnings and address a caution, which they had done, to emigrants to the United States, respecting tne danger to which they would be exposed on their arrival on the other si,le of the Atlantic. After some formal business the House adjourned at 6.45. FRIDAY, JULY 29. [BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.] Parliament was prorogued at 2.30 this day, Her Majesty's Speech being read by the Lord Chancellor. The following is a copy of the QUEEN'S SPEECH. MY LORDS AND GENTLEMEN, We are commaulle1 by Her Majesty to release you from further attendance in Parliament, and at the same time to convey to ycu her Majesty's aknowledgments for the zeal and assiduity with which you have applied your- selves to the discharge of your duties during the Session of Parliament now brought to a close. Her Majesty commands us to inform you that she greatly regrets that the endeavours which she made, in concert with the Emperor of the French, the Emperer of Austria, and the King of. Sweden. to bring about a reconciliation between the (Shernauin Powers and the King of Denmark were not successful, and that the hostilities, which had been suspended during the negotiations, were again resumed. Her Majesty thinks, lbowever, that the nego- tiations which have been opened between the belligerents may restore peace to the North of Europe. Her Majesty having addressed herself to the Powers who were contracting parties to the treaty by which the Ionian Republic was placed under the protectorate of Great Britain, and having obtained their consent to the annexation of that Republic to the Kingdom of Greece, and the States of the Republic having agreed thereto, the Republic of the Seven Islands has been formally united to the Kingdom of Greece, and her Ma. jesty trusts that the union so made will conduce to the welfare and prosperity of all the subjects of his Majesty the King of the Hellenes. Her Majesty's relations with the Empire of China con. tinue to be friendly, and the commerce of her subjects with the Chinese Empire is increasing. Her Majesty has been engaged, in concert with the Emperor :of Austria, the Emperor of the French, the King of Prussia, and the Emperor of Russia; in an endea- vour to bring to effect an amicable arrangement of differ- ences which had arisen between the Hospodar of Moldo* Wallacbia and his Suzerain the Sultan. Her Majesty has the satisfaction to inform you that this endeavour has been successful. Her Majesty deeply laments that the civil war in North America has not been brought to a close. Her Majesty will continue to ebserve a strict neutrality between the belligerents, and would rejoice at a friendly reconciliation between the contending parties. GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, Her Majesty commands us to convey to you her warm, acknowledgments for the liberal supplies which you have granted for the service of the present year, and towarda the permanent defence of her Majesty's dockyards and arsenals. My LORDS AND GENTLEMEN, Her Majesty has observed with satisfaction that the distress which the civil war in North America haa created in some of the manufacturing districts has to a great extent abated; and Her Majesty trusts that increased supplies of the raw material of in,lustry may be extracted from countries by which it has hitherto been scantily furnished. Ihe revolt of certain tribes in Yew Zealand hils not yet been quelled, but it is satisfactory to Her Majesty to know that a large portion of the native popu- lation of those islands have taken no part in this revolt. It has been a source of much gratification to Her Mhjestvto observe the rapid development of the resources of her East India possessions an,1 the general contentment of the people inhabiting 'hose extensIve regions. Her Majesty his given her cordial assent to many measures of public usefulness, the result of your laboare during the session now brought to a close. The Act for extending to women and children employed in various trades the regulations applicable to factories in general, will materially help to preserve theredthand improve the education of tbose on whose behilf it was framed. The Act for authorising the grants of Government Annuities will encourage habits of prudence aiiong the working classes, and will affoi 1 the meansof secnrely in. vesting the results of their industry. The Act for authorisiog a further advance for Public Works in some of the manufacturing districts. will con- tribute to alleviate the distress in these districts, and will afford the meens of completing many works of importance for the health of the population. The Act for giving increased facilities for the construe. tion of Railways will diminish the expenses attendant on the extension of those important channels of communi. cation. It has afforded Her Majesty satisfaction to observe the general we 1 being and contentment which prevai18 throughout her dominions, and to remark the progressive increase and development of Ih" national resources, and to find that after sufficiently providing for the public service, you hive been able to make a mateiial diminution in the taxation of the country. On returning to your respective counties you will still have important duties to perform essentially connected with the linking together of the several classes of the community, and Her Majesty fervently prays that the blessing of Almiuhty God may attend your exertions, and gui-ie them to the object of her constant solicitude, the welfare and happiness of her eople.

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