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HENRY— HENTY.

Paris, June 13, and having

been intended for the profession of a painter, was placed in the studio of M. Pierre Gu^rin. Alter remain- ing there three years, he applied himself to engraving, and in 1818 set up for himself. His first pro- duction, the ** Portrait of a Young Woman with her Infant," gained the second medal at the Exhibition of 1822. He produced in succession '* Portrait or M. de Pastoret," "Strafford," "The Intei-ment of Christ," after Paul Delaroche ; "The Abdication of Gustavus Vasa," after Hersent; "The Disciples at Emmaus," after Paul Veronese; and is considered in France the most eminent engraver of the day. At the Exhibitions of 1853 and 1855 he received the Grand Medal of Honour, was decorated Aug. 14, 1831, and succeeded Kichomme at the Academic des Beaux- Arts in 1849. He was elected an honorary member of the Royal Academy of London, Dec. 15, 1869. HENRY, The Hon. William Alexander, bom at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Dec. 30, 1816, and educated for the legal profession, was called to the bar of Nova Scotia in Nov. 1840, and was shortly after elected a member of the legislative as- sembly. The question of respon- sible government at -that period agitating British North America, was strenuously opposed in Nova Scotia, and the other provinces. Mr. Henry, however, upon his entry into the legislature, supported it, and in 1842 a vote of want of con- fidence was carried against the Government, which opposed the system, and in 1843 ministers re- signed. An appeal having been made to the country, Mr. Henry and his friends were defeated by a small majority. At the general election of 1847, however, the friends of responsible government were successful, and Mr. Henry has since been returned on the principle he first enunciated . At the meeting of Parliament in 1848, the Govern-

ment was displaced by a resolution of want of confidence. In 1848, Mr. Henry was appointed a Q.C., and accepted a seat in the ministry. In the Court of Chancery and Equity he has introduced various reforms, which have proved of great benefit to the community. In 1854 he accepted the post of Solicitor- General, and joined the adminis- tration, and in 1856, waiving his claims to a vacant seat on the bench of the Supreme Court, he accepted the office of Provincial Secretary. This position he held for about eight months, and in 1859 again became Solicitor-General. A general election took place soon after, and in 1860 the Government was displaced, their opponents holding office until after the general election of 1863, when Mr. Henry became for the third time Solicitor- General. He has taken a prominent part in the question of the union of the North American provinces ; in 1865 was appointed a member of a delegation to London, respecting the construction of railways ; and in the winter of 1866 represented his government at Washington, in an unsuccessful negotiation for the continuance of the Reciprocity Treaty between England and the United States. In July, 1866, he was again appointed a delegate on the "Union" question, and with his colleagues from Nova Scotia, and the dSegates from Canada and New BiTinswick, met in London, and adopted a scheme of union for submission to the Home Govern- ment, which has been adopted. He is now a puisne judge of the Su- preme Court of the Dominion.

HENTY, George Alfred, was bom at Tmmpington, Cambridge- shire, Dec. 8, 1832, and educated at Westminster School and at Caius College, Cambridge. He left Cam- bridge to go out to the Crimea in the Purveyor's Department. Re- turning invalided, he was promoted to the rank of Purveyor to the Forces, and was sent out to Italy to