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The New-Zealander.

AUCKLAND, WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 1854.

Be just and fear not: Let all the ends thou aim’st at, be thy Country’s, Thy God’s, and Truth’s.

This day being’ llic Anniversary of Lite Birib of our beloved Sovereign will he celebrated with ilie usual honours. Il will be observed ns a holiday al all the Public Offices, and. we have no doubt, in nearly the whole of tin- business establishments. The Boxal Artillery will lire a Koval Salute from the Battery at Brilomarl Point at noon. The r>Blh Regiment will parade in review order at the Albert Barracks at half-past eleven o’clock, and will (ire a fen uc joic immediately after the Royal Artillery shall have fired twenty-one rounds. His Excellency the Officer Administering the Government will hold a levee at 2 p.m., and His Excellency’ has issued invitations for a Rail in (he Evening. The dav xx ill also be invested xvilh a novel and deep inieresl as that of 1 lit* first meeting of ihe General Assembly of New Zealand under lhe nexv Constitution Act. A (iorrnminit (hizi'lle issued yesterday evening contains the following iioliHealioii respecting the preliminary proceedings; Colonial Secretary’s Office, Auckland, 23rd May, IBM.

His Excellency the Officer administering the Government, directs it to be notified for general information, that a Warrant, under his hand, has been issued to the Chief Justice to administer the Oath of Allegiance to the Members of the General Assembly, on their meeting on Wednesday, the 24th instant, at noon, when llis Honor will be in attendance at the Council Chamber for that purpose. By Ilis Excellency’s command, Andrew Sinclair, Colonial Secretary.

According not merely to the preeedent of lhi‘ House of Commons but to the provisions of the JSih clause of the Constitution Act, the first proceeding of the House of Representatives appears to be the election of a Speaker. It will be, we presume, after this election has been made, and confirmed by the Officer Administering the Government, that His Excellency's Address on Opening the General Assembly will be delivered.

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The New-Zealander. AUCKLAND, WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 1854., New Zealander, Volume 10, Issue 846, 24 May 1854

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The New-Zealander. AUCKLAND, WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 1854. New Zealander, Volume 10, Issue 846, 24 May 1854

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