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The Speech From the Throne.

[by cable.] [Received Dec, ■11.46' ' hr.] 1 ? ; London, Dec. 3.'

Parliament was prorogued to-day by Commission. The speech from the Throne was read by the Lord Chancellor, who stated that England’s relations* with the foreign Powers are of a cordial nature, .and, .referredto the .friendship, existing between England and France. The speech added that Her Majesty recognised the increased obligation of England respecting Egypt, and the Go-; vernment is determined to maintain treaties in reference to that country, to* uphold the firmans granted by Turkey, and to prorttpt the* prudentr. development of the institutions of Egypt. _ Thej G6verriment woiild'avoiti •disturbing' fife: general . quietude of Europe; Arid,’rfer Majesty is Confident that "the; approval *>£ the Powers wUl.regu|t jfromi England’s counsels in the Eastern Question. The speech went on to say that it is feared that much distress will b© felhin Ireland during i'tlfifr'pwi-; sent winter. Referring to the recent murders in Dublin, the speech stated that the Executive will firmly exercise its powers for the suppression of disorder, In conclusion, it is stated that the social condition of Ireland generally, may now be said to be considerably improved.

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PROROGATION OF THE ENGLISH PARLIAMENT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 809, 4 December 1882

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PROROGATION OF THE ENGLISH PARLIAMENT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 809, 4 December 1882

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