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THE KING OF HANOVER v. THE BANK OF ENGLAND. In the Court of Chascery, the cause of "The King of Handver v. the Bank of England has been brought forward, and was a suit hy the King George of Han- over and the Crown Prince of Hanover against the Hank of England, the Duke of Cambridge, and the Duke of Brunswick, for the purpose of obtaining a transfer of a sum of Three per Cent. Con- sols standing iu their books to the credit of "his Ma- jesty's Royal Regency of Hanover," into the names of plaint;lis the Kuig and Crown Prince of Hanover, and of defendants the Dukes of Cambridge and Brunswick to be held by tl.em in trust for the persons entitled thereto bv victijc.pf thelaw of the 31st of August, 1857, which was set out, in the bill, and the convention 1857, which was set out in the bill, and the convention recently made between the King of Ha.nover and his Majesty the King of Prussia with refereLce to the property of the King of Hanover. It appeared that in 1783 a large sum of money a* ising from the revenues of the cl. ctoral domain of Hanover was invested on behalf of his Majesty King George III., then Elector of Hanover, in Bank Annuities, and carried in the books of the Bankof England to thecreditof "t.heLords of his Majesty's Elect' >ra! Regency of Hanover," and was this suit. By a law or family statute made in accord- ance with the constitution of the kingdom of Hanover, ill X'Jv..mb"r, 1836. it was declared that the successor to the Throne of Hanover, in the event of the death of King William IV. without male heirs, should devolve upon the Duke of Cumberland and his male issue, with remainder to the Duke of Sus-ex and his male issue of a marriage conformable to the family law, wi'h re- mainder to the Duke of Cambridge and his male issue, wi'h remainder to the then reigning Duke of Bruns- wick. The bill proceeded to state the bw. already referred to, of August, "857, by which the £;:01,000 was appointed as the fund for "eoveringthe exigencies of the King and Queen, as well of the minor princes and princesses." A protest was lodged in 1867 by the Prti3-ian Ambassador against the delivering up of the £600,Ct)(), or the interest thereon, to King George, his heirs, or attorneys. A convention had, however, been rece tlv made betwe King George and the King of Prusda, by wh eh King George was secured in pos- session of the Under these circumstances the suit was institute d for the purpose « f obtaining a formal authority, under which the Bank of England Could act with security in transferring the money. Sir R. Palmer. Q.C., and Mr. Eddis appeared for the pla;n'iffs. Mr. Cotton, Q.C., and Mr. Kekewich, for the Bank of England, said that they oidy wished to have that security which this Court could alone give them in large amount, and suggested the ap- pointment i f two truste' s for the pur) ose of transfer- rilg, under the direction of the Court, the fund in question to the four persons above named. Mr. Osborne Morgan appeared for the Duke of Cambridge. The Vice-Chan cell or said that the proper course would be for these Royal personages to namp. two persons to act as their trustees in the matter and the ord r for transferring the fund might then be made in the way proposed by the learned cuunsel for the Bank of England.

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