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Elevation of Lord John Russell to the British Peerage.

--The title of Lord John Russell, who has just been elevated to the British House of Peers, will be Earl Russell, of Kingston Russell, in the county of Dorset, and Viscount Amberley, of Amberley, in the county of Gloucester, and of Ardsalla, in the county of Meath. The family of which he is one of the most illustrious members has taken an active share in the political history of England since the Reformation. Lord John is the third son of the Duke of Bedford, last but one preceding, and was born on the 18th of Aug., 1792.

At half past 4 P. M., on the 30th ult., the Lord Chancellor took his seat on the woolsack, and Lord John Russell was presented to the House. He was introduced by Earl Granville and the Earl of Strafford, attired, as he also was, in Earl's robes, proceeded, as they entered the House, by Sir A, Clifford, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod.; Sir C. Young, Garter King-at-Arms, and Lord Willoughley D'Eresby, Lord High Chamberlain. On entering the House the new Peer presented his patent to the Lord Chancellor, who handed it to the clerk, by whom it was read at the table. The oath was then administered, and Earl Russell signed the roll of Parliament. The newly made Earl was then taken round the House, and took his seat for a moment on one of the front benches on the opposition side, being still preceded by the officials above named, and accompanied by Earl Granville and the Earl of Strafford. The procession again moved on to the woolsack, where the noble Earl shook hands with the Lord Chancellor, and then left the House. All the members of the Government belonging to the House of Lords were present, and about twenty other Peers, several of whom were seated on the opposition side of the House. The sitting was then suspended. At five o'clock the Lord Chancellor again took his seat on the woolsack, and soon after Earl Russell entered and seated himself on the Government bench.

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