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FROM OUR PIUVATE CORRESPONDENT. LONDON, THURSDAY EVENING. The London fashionable world remains very active and, notwithstanding the continued absence of the Queen, there has seldom been a gayer season. Her Ma- jesty does see somewhat more of society than she did There have been several select dinner parties at the Castle lately and yesterday, the Earl and Countess of Hardwieke joined the royal circle, and had the honor of dining with her Majesty. Yesterday, the Prince and Princess of Leiningcn, who had been visiting the Prince and Princess of Wales, at Marlborough-house, left London for the Isle of Wight. In the evening, the Prince and Princess of Wales dined with the Duke and Duchess of Manchester, at their mansion, Great Stanhope-street, May Fair. Covers were laid for 1G; and we arc told, that the table was exqui- sitely arranged. After dinner there was a to which OO of the elite were inited. A sumptuous supper was served at one o'clock; and afterwards danciug was re- sumed. The Earl of Derby is hetter; but there is no cbauco of his being able to attend, in his place, in the House of Lords. The Duke of Newcastle, I hear, is also greatly recov- ered from his severe attack and his medical attendants hope he will soon be able t-o resume his usual drives. The principal topic of conversation in the Clubs, is the debate, and the anticipated division on Mr. Disraeli's address. It is the generally expressed opinion, that ministers have been more damaged by the speeches of MOMrs. Cobden, Forster, Roebuck, and Homnan, than they will be benefitted by their votot), even if those votes should give them a majority. Of that there are, at pre- sent, sonJe doubts. It is said, this rnohung, that so many Irish members will go into the Conservative lobby, that victory will probably be theirs. In the Lurds, the Marquis Clanricarde intends to move the following amendment to the Earl of Mulmes- bury'rf resolution That this houfe regrets that Den- mark was allowed to expect from the Knglish Govern- ment material aid, in support of the objects of the treaty of May, 185-2." In that house it is confidently expect- ed, there will be good majority for the resolution. The revenue tables for the Quarter and Year, ending ou the ,'JQtli ult., have been published and they shew a continued tendency to increase, in those imports, in which reductions have not taken place. The reductions in Custom* and the Property Tax cause a considerable falling off in those items, to the amount of it3,357,000 on the year, and t840,000 on the quarter. To the latter sum h to be added, a decrease of zC12,504, in the Miscel laneous imports. The increase under other heads is, for the quarter, £ 656,500, for the year, 12,661),098; making the net decrease for theformer period, X214,604, and for the latter, £ 690,902. I wiah the figures were as satisfactory, when we look at tho expenditure. The net revenue for the qmrter, amounted to £ 18,374.204. The expenditure was, for supply services, £ 9,534,918; and for interest of debt, and other chargcs on the Consolidated Fund, t'9,520,167 -total, £ 19,004,1,15; being a deficiency of £ 791,871. 'I here has been sickness on board the Racoon, Prince Alfred's ship. In consequence, his Royal Highness landed in Lieth Koada, and went to Edinburgh, taking up hi abode at slaneyVHotuf. Ou Tuesday, the lia- coon anchored ofl' Fife harbour; tents for the men were pitched on the island, arid many of them are now camping out." Unless J utland is to be utterly despoiled and her peo- ple reduced to poverty,—the neutral powers must inter- i fere in hehalf of the Danes. The system of "requisi- tions is in full force and the Jutianders are compelled to provide the invaders with bread, coffee, brandy, and cigars, with provender for the horses, every (lav, to the amount of uearJv £ 1000, Taxes are ahl) levied under military coercion, it' they are not paid without; and the troops are employed to destroy the railways, and other works.Horr von Bismark has published a circular, in which be imputes everything that ba" taken place to tho obstinacy of Denmark on whom he solemnly throws the responsibility of all the blood that has been shed. If M. Bismark really entertains this opinion, his faculties must be most obtuse; for Deumark is really in the posi- tion of a householder resisting robbers; and his only been obstinate ia endeavouring to hold whitt is only her own. A Copenhagen paper, of Tuesday, states, that a TIlls. sian squadion, composed of one ship of the line, 3 fi-i- gates, and two transports, has been equipped at Cron. 1 stadt, where great ;irt., making; and it is said that a Russian squadron of evolution will shortly touch at the Swedish and Danish poi-tfi in the Baltic. Prill co John of Glueksburg, arrived at Berlin yes- terday; and it is said he would probably proceed to Carlsbad.—The Austrian embassy, at i'aris, published in the Paris papers, yesterday, a formal denial to the as- sertions of the Morning Post, relative to a correspon- dence between the ministers, and say that no letter of Count Kechberg to Prince Mettermc.ii, dated Feb. 7, has ever existed. The Belgian and the Saxonia, with news from New York to the 25th ult, have arrived. The p"ppr" state that fighting on Oeneial Grant's left continued all TueV day nightfthe 21st). The Federals lost four guns, mid | wert; driven back. In renewed attacks they had no bet- ter success; and on the 22nd, Gen. Hill passed through Grant's lines, inflicting a loss of .3000 men in killed, wounded, and prisoners.—Grant bad blockaded the w(iiiii d t,( l aii( I It, James River, below Fort Darling, with sunken vessels. He was reported to be moving from Petersburg to Bcrmuda Hundred. General Hunter had been defeated, a large number of his troops being captured; and the Confederates say that Lynchburg is perfectly safe.—On the 2Jth, the Confederates made an attack on General Aberenuubie, at the White House, and were defeated. Arkansas was overrun with Confederate guerillas; but one of their batteries near Seinmesport, Louisiana, had been cap- tured. Last year, the New Zealand Parliament passed an Act, confiscating all the lands of the Maoris, which might be captured in the rebellion, and of the tribes generally, who are engaged in it. The act met with great opposition in Kngland. The Duke of New- castle sent out an important despatch, as to its adminis- tration, before he left the colonial office; and an address from the Aborigines Protection Society, numerously and influentially signed, was forwarded to Sir Gearge Grey, the Governor of New Zealand, protesting against I the "confiscation of the native lands, and strongly urging a policy of conciliation to the people.— To this address Governor Grey has replied by a letter, dated, Govern- ment House, Auckland, April 17." [iis Excellency justifies the act, as shewing the numerous natives who have taken no active part in the present war, "that those who have risen no arm, against their follow sub- jects of another race, suffered such a punishment for doing so, as might deter others from embarking in a Rimilarcareer" The act wiII be carried out in a spirit of liberal generosity and of mercy; and in accordance with the. wishes and instructions of the Duke of Newcastle; and I think the Aborigines Society may safely leave its administration in the hands of Sir Geo. Grey and his advisers.

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