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GREAT BRITAIN.
The Boyal Family.

The Queen. Alexandria Victoria, born May 24, 1819; married Feb. 10, 1840, to Prince Albert Francis Augustus Charles Emanuel, of Saxe Coburg and Gotha, born Aug. 26, 1819.

Princess Royal. Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa, born Nov. 21, 1840.

Prince of Wales. Albert Edward, born Nov. 9, 1841.

Princess Royal. Alice Maud Mary, born April 25, 1843.

A Royal Prince. Alfred Ernest Albert, born August 6, 1844.

A Royal Princess. Helena Augusta Victoria, born May 25, 1846.

The Queen Dowager. Adelaide Amelia Louisa Teresa Caroline, widow of King William IV., sister of the reigning Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, bora August 13, 1792.

Her Majesty's Mother. Victoria Maria Louisa, Princess Dowager of Leiningen, Duchess of Kent, born Aug. 17, 1786.

Royal Princes and Princesses.

Ernest Augustus, (King of Hanover,) Duke of Cumberland, born June 5, 1771, married May 29, 1815, to Frederica Carolina Sophia, daughter of the Duke of Mecklenburgh-Strelitz, and widow of Frederic William, Prince of Solms-Braunfels, born March 2, 1778. Issue, George Frederie, born May 27, 1819.

Adolphus Frederick, Duke of Cambridge, born Feb. 24, 1774, married May 7, 1818, to Augusta Wilhelmina Louisa, daughter of the Landgrave of Hesse, born July 25, 1797. Issue, George William, born March 26, 1819; Augusta Caroline, July 19, 1822; Mary Adelaide, Nov. 27, 1833.

Mary, Dntchess of Gloucester, born April 25, 1776.

Sophia, born Nov. 3, 1777.

Ministry. July, 1846.

Salary.

Lord John Russell, First Lord of the Treasury, £5,000

Lord Cottenham, Lord High Chancellor, 14,000

Marquis of Lansdowne, Lord President of the Council, 2,000

Earl of Minto, Lord Pricy Seal, 2,000

Sir George Grey, Secretary of State Home Dep. 5,000

Viscount Palmerston, Secretary of State Foreign Dep. 5,000

Earl Grey, Secretary of State Colonial Dep. 5,000

Mr. Charles Wood, Chancellor of the Exchequer, 5,000

Earl of Auckland, First Lord of the Admiralty, 4,500

Thomas B. Macaulay, Paymaster-General, 2,500

Sir John Hobhouse, President of Board of Control, 2,000

Lord Campbell, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Viscount Morpeth, Woods and Forests.

Marquis of Clanricarde, Postmaster General.

Earl of Clarendon, President of the Board of Trade.

Mr. Fox Manle, Secretary at War, £2,580

*#* The aboce form the Cabinet.

Duke of Wellington, Commander of the Forces.

Earl of Fortescue, Lord Steward of the Household.

Duke of Norfolk, Master of the Horse.

John Jervis, Attorney- General.

Mr. Dundas, Solicitor-General.

Sir Henry Hardinge, Gocernor-General of India.

Earl of Besborough, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, £20,000

Mr. Labouchere, Chief Secretary for Ireland.

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Parliament.

The Parliament of Great Britain consists of a House of Lords and a House of Commons.

The House of Lords consists of Lords Temporal, who are Peers of the realm, and whose honors, immunities, and privileges are hereditary; and Lords Spiritual, consisting of Archbishops and Bishops.

The House of Lords is composed of all the five orders of nobility of England, viz.: dukes, marquises, earls, viscounts, and barons, who have attained the age of 21 years, and labor under no disqualification; of 16 representative peers from Scotland; 28 representative peers from Ireland; 2 English archbishops and 24 bishops, and 4 representative Irish bishops.

House Of Commons.

Elected July, 1841.—Rt . Hon. Charles S. Lefevre, Speaker. The House of Commons consists of knights, citizens, and burgesses, respectively chosen by counties, cities, and boroughs, apportioned as follows:

(•Counties 159 •]

England and Wales, for -j Universities,' . . . 4 >• 500

I Cities an.d boroughs, . . 387 J

i Counties, 30}

Scotland, for | Cities and boroughs, . . 23 l ;"'j

f Counties, 64 •>

Ireland, | Universities 2 j- 105

I Cities and boroughs, . • . 39»

Total, 658

The Union of Ireland was carried into effect January 1st, 1801; and the Parliament which sat the same month, and which included the members from Ireland, is styled the Is* Imperial Parliament; and the Parliament which assembled January 29, 1833, is styled the \\th Imperial, or 1st Reformed Parliament. The following table exhibits the succession of Parliaments since the union with Ireland:

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JUDICIARY.

High Court of Chancery. — Lord Cottenham, Lord High Chancellor; salary, £14,000: — Lord Langdale, Master of the Rolls, £7,000: — Sir Launcelot Shadwell, Sir J. L. Knight Bruce, and Sir James Wigram, Vice Chancellors, £6,000 each.

Court of the Queen's Bench. — Lord Denman, Lord Chief Justice; £10,000: — Sir J. Patterson, Sir J. Williams, Sir J. T. Coleridge, and Sir Wm. Wightman, Judges, £5,500 each.

Court of Common Pleas. Sir Thomas Wilde, Lord Chief Justice, £8,000: Sir Th. Coltman, and Sir W. H. Maule, Sir C. Creswell, Sir W. Erie, Judges, £5,500 each.

Court of Exchequer. Sir Frederic Pollock, Lord Chief Baron, £7,000: Sir James Parke, Sir E. H. Alderson, Sir R. M. Rolfe, Sir Thomas Platt, Barons, £5,500 each.

Scotland.

Court of Sessions. 1st Dieision. David Boyle, Lord President, £4,300: J. H. Mackenzie, Lord Mackenzie; J. Fullerton, Lord Fullerton; Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey, Judges, £2,000 each.

2d Dieision. — John Hope, Lord Justice Clerk, £4,000. — J. H. Forbes, Lord Medwyn; Sir J. W. Moncrieff, Lord Moncrieff; H. Cockburn, Lord Cockburn, Judges, £2,000 each. — Those of the Judges who are also Judges of the Criminal Court, have an additional £600 a year.

Outer House; Permanent Lords Ordinary, attached equally to both Dieisions of the Court. J. Cunninghame, Lord Cunninghame; Sir J. A. Murray, Lord Murray; James Ivory, Lard Ivory; Alexander Wood, Lord Wood; Patrick Robertson, Lord Robertson.

Ireland.

Court of Chancery. — Sir Edward B. Sugden, Lord Chancellor, £8,000: Francis Blackburne, Master of the Bolls, £4,500.

Court of the Queen's Bench. — Hon. E. Pennefather, Lord Chief Justice, £5,076. Charles Burton, Philip C. Crampton, Louis Perrin, Judges, £3,692 each.

Court of Common Pleas, — Hon. John Doherty, Lord Chief Justice, £4,615. Robert Torrens, Nicholas Ball, and J. D. Jackson, Judges, £3,692 each.

Archbishops And Bishops Of England.

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Wheat: Whenever the average price of wheat shall be, for every quarter— *. d.

under 48s. the duty shall be for every qr. . . . 10 0

48s. and under 49s. . . . . . . 90

49d. and under 50s. . . . . . . .80

50s. and under 51s. ..... 70

51s. and under 52a. . . . . . .60

53s. and under 53s. . . . . . 50

53s. and upwards," . . . . , .40

Barley, bear or bigg: Whenever the average price shall be for every quarter— under 26s. the duty shall be, for every qr. . . . 50

26s. and under 27s. . . . . . .46

27s. and under 28s. . . . . . . 40

28s. and under 29s. . . . . . . .36

29s. and under 30s. . . . . . . 30

30s. and under 31s. . . . . . .26

31s. and upwards, . . . . . . 20

Oats: Whenever the average price shall be for every quarter— under 18s. the duty shall be, for every qr. . . . .40

18s. and under 19s. . . . . . . 36

19s. and under 20s. . . . . . .34

20s. and under 21s. . . . . . . 26

21s. and under 22s. . . . . . . .20

22s. and up wards, ..... . 16

Rye, peas and beans—For every quarter, a duty equal to the duty payable on a quarter of barley.

Wheat meal and flour—For every barrel, being one hundred and ninety-six pounds, a duty equal in amount to the duty payable on thirty-eight gallons and a half of wheat.

Barley meal—For every quantity of 217>£ pounds, a duty equal to the duty payable on a quarter of barley.

Oatmeal—For every quantity of 181^ pounds, a duty equal in amount to the duty payable on a quarter of oats.

Rye meal—For every quantity of 196 pounds, a duty equal to the duty payable on a quarter of rye

Pea meal and bean meal—For every quantity of 272 pounds, a duty equal to the duty payable on a quarter of peas and beans. From and after the 1st day of February, 1849, there shall be paid the following duties,

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