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Whitehall.  Nov. 6. - The Queen has been pleased to order a 'conge d'elire' to pass the Great Seal, empowering the dean and chapter of the Cathedral Church of Lichfield to elect a bishop of that See, the same being void by the death of DR. JAMES BOWSTEAD, late bishop thereof;  and her Majesty has also been pleased to recommend to the said dean and chapter, JOHN LONSDALE, clerk, Bachelor of Divinity, to be by then elected bishop of the said see. - 'London Gazette'...................

Archdeacon LONSDALE, Principal of King's College, and preacher at Lincoln's inn, receives the doctor's degree by royal mandate, previous to his elevation to the episcopal bench.  His academical career was a distinguished one.  He graduated in 1811, having previously gained SIR WILLIAM BROWNE's medals for the best Latin ode in the years 1807 and 1809, and in the latter year also he obtained a BATTIE's scholarship.  In 1821 he was appointed to the high and hon. office of Christian Advocate to the University.

The Right Reverend JOHN LONSDALE the newly appointed Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, is a native of Criggleston, near Wakefield, and for some time resided at Wakefield.
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