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Honors to a French author.

--At a recent meeting of the five academies of the French Institution, M. Thiers, author of the Consulate and the Empire, was awarded the biennial prize of $4,000 presented by the Emperor, for the work ‘"that most honors the human mind."’ The vote stood 96 against 50, many of the latter thus acting from a conviction that none of the members should be candidates for prizes, rather than from hostility to M. Thiers, who, satisfied, with the honor, intends to fund the whole sum, the income from which is to be devoted to academic prizes.

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