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Gambles, from Londoai^nas been signaled all day,^a^ap/to the^tinjQ of our going>io; • press, she had not made her nuroberV^; WE r tinderstaiid that more ' coal ' came down from the Brunner Goal Mine yesterday ''I'^SL'Dlhds^.ef ,bee D,' KroughV'^o^n / . i n^ one |(ay „• tons.—- Star. [':•-■., S^l '..' . . :. .^ '>•,- . ■-\ ; ,\-;f^EV4J^ms)/";h^.ar.:,:tJbat:; theri^;ia /.tr '"•' BfieOTer •noW J 4t ; yoKk^ij l &e?Awateriß'^who 111 o^!^' atieelp^in 1 ; !^ocick'tiaßt l ;,evemag,,^f> learn that

icliteussion oa the Stamp duties, Mr. 'Qillies suggested that instead o£ja, tex .^n ;receipts for £2, they shonldjimpt^sa| a tgx .onjpbotograpbs. Mr. V§ks sniJ.^wQ^ld be qufte time to impose ft'ncy taxes when they went into fancy expenditure. • Wednesday Lectures. — The Bishop of Nelson delivered the second of his series of lecturps on the History of the Manuscripts of the New Testament to a crowded audience, at the. Assembly Kooip, last night. The subject was "The Copyists of the early and middle- ages," and the lecture, which' was illustrated by a. : numbi j r ;of diagrams and sketches, waslistened to with the greatest interest by all present. . . „ -■ „ Government Gazette. — The Gazette of the -3rd inst contains notifications of. the resignation of the hon. Henry Sewell of his seat in the Executive Council', and of, the appoiniment of the hoii. G-.'M. .Waterhouse, to a seat in the same ; of the appointment of William Henry Eyes, Esq., to be ..Registrar of Births,, Dealbs,.' and Marriages " Tor ' the ; of Lyttelton, vice J. Town seed, Esq. ie-\ signed; of the dismissal frdrn the public service of William Kirton,- Postmaster at Kaikouray Province of jVlarlborough; and of the appointment of \V. S. Mobrhouse, Esq., to the Registrar-Generalship of Land UDder "The Land Transfer Act."

The Death of Bishop Patteson.— Address to the Queen. — Thefollowing: address to the Queen on the subject of the death of Bishop Patteson, and the labor traffic' among the South Sea Islands, was adopted in the House of Eepresentatives on Friday : — Most- Gracious Sovereign, —.We, jour. Majesty's faithful and 'loyal subjects, '.beg to express the deep sorrow with which we have heard of the death, of the Right Reverend John ColerdridgePattesoD, D.D., Bishop of Melanesia, and his missionary companions, the Rev. Alkin aiid an aboriginal Islander, rwho on the 20th September ' last, were martyred by the inhabitants of the 'lslands of JSTukapu, in the .Southern : Pacific Ocean. We have reason to believe that the cruel deed originated in' the exasperatiou of the' natives at ill-usage received by them from certain^ Europeans, subjects of., your Majesty,' Who; under color of providing- free labor for .the Australian colonies, have been guilty of acls inconsistent with the law of nations and the first principles of humanity. It is " known- that these persons have deceived the natives by false 'pretences, and. kidnapped them from their homes ; and it is believed' that 'the "murder of the Bishop and his 'companions was ani act of blind retaliation for the injuries so inflicted. One" of the latest utterances of the good Bishop was" a. solemn protest agaiost sDChJniquUyj which be addressed to the Synod of/his .church iv ibis, colony, with a, prediction of such results as that of which, too soon, he was himself the victim— a 1 copy of -which "is herewith respectfully ..'forwarded tq'" ! Y6ur Most Graciqus^Majesty. .We venture tip submit to your,- Majesty-. that a gr«ye. duty : rests on the British Government, that of. protecting the Islanders of the Pacificagainst the infliction of ; wrong's by the hands of British ' ! s'ii Ejects "— wrongs liule grievous than those of ! the African slave trade. ' And' we- beg to assure Your Most. Gracious, Majesty, that, we, the Commons of New Zealand, will, at all times, be ready to assist iypur •-'Majesty's Goverortfent, by every, means within our reach, in suppressing the practice referred to. And we pray that your Majesty may long live as the protector of the weak and defenceless in every part of the world."

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Nelson Evening Mail, Nelson Evening Mail, Volume VI, Issue 271, 16 November 1871

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Nelson Evening Mail Nelson Evening Mail, Volume VI, Issue 271, 16 November 1871