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Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1809, Sunday, November 28, 1830

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[Royalty, Royal History]

The Queen, it is said, has expressed her determination to pay, out of her annual allowance by Parliament, the entire expense consequent upon the repairs and alterations which are intended to be made in the Palace at Bushy Park, of which her Majesty has been appointed by the King Ranger for life.

It is said that the Coronation will take place early in the Spring, and something like preparations are already making for it. The wooden houses which have long occupied the southern side of Westminster Hall, and in which the archives, of the law courts have been preserved during their repairs, have been ordered to be removed with as much rapidity as may be found consistent with their safety and preservation. A portion of them has already been removed, and the whole will be before Christmas, when the actual preparations of the Hall for the Coronation will commence.

His Majesty and the Queen, since their arrival from Brighton, have repeatedly walked out together in the Green Park, quite unattended and nearly unobserved. George III. and Queen Charlotte, whilst the King was in health, regularly pursued the same unostentatious and quiet mode of recreation, both at Windsor and at Kew.

Her Majesty has, during the present week, received several addresses signed by females, praying her gracious interference with her Royal spouse to procure the total abolition of slavery. One of these addresses, which came from Bristol, was signed by nearly six thousand females, and at the head of them was the name of a lady distinguished for her learning and piety for upwards of the last half century, Mrs. Hannah More. Mr. Strutt, one of the members for the borough of Derby, has had the honour of presenting a similar petition to the Queen from the ladies of that place, signed by nearly 1,200 persons.

His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex has accepted the high stewardship of the Borough of Plymouth, in the room of his late Majesty George IV. At the same time it was determined to present the royal duke with the freedom of the town in a box to be made out of part of the first stone which was laid down for the Breakwater, and to be ornamented in gold. Plymouth, like the royal borough of Windsor, may now boast of having had amongst its corporate officers two members of the royal family of Great Britain successively.

On Thursday, Sir Thomas Denman took his seat as Attorney-General in the Court of King's Bench, and received the congratulations of the Bar upon the occasion.

The Rev. R. B. Heathcote, rector of Chingford, Essex, at his late tithe audit, remitted rather more than twenty per cent on his usual claim, to the great satisfaction of the parishioners.

Sir Gilbert Heathcote, Bart., has, through his steward, Mr. Sysson, expressed his wish that his tenants shall not any longer use threshing machines.

Sir J. V. B. Johnstone, Bart., is at present the only candidate for the representation of Yorkshire, in the room of Mr. (now Lord) Brougham. The dissenters have called upon the electors to support Lord John Russel.

Earl Jermyn, eldest son of the Marquis of Bristol, is on the point of marriage with Lady Katherine Manners, third daughter of the Duke of Rutland. Previous to the creation of the Marquisate, his Lordship was known to Lord Hervey.

Gen. Bourmont, who commanded the French expedition against Algiers, together with his three sons, all very promising youths, are living at Hampstead. The General has had very frequent interviews with certain members of the late Administration, since his arrival in England. He has taken for a limited period a house in town, to which he will shortly remove.