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SEEVEE PASHA— SEWELL.

party. He professed Ms loyalty to the King, though he still adhered to his preference for the Constitu- tion of 18G9 over that at present in force, which dates from 1876. He proposed, however, that the change he desired should be effected in due course of Parliamentary legislation, and not by a recurrence to the ex]>edient of a Constituent period. Marshal Serrano's appointment as Ambassador in Paris was gazetted Nov. 14, 1883.

SEEVER PASHA, a Turkish statesman, commenced his official career in the Imperial Divan, and after filling the post of Chief of the correspondence department in the ministry of war, was appointed First Secretary of the Ottoman Embassy at Vienna; then in the same capacity at Paris ; and when the Sultan sent Mehemet Eubrisli Pasha to St. Petersburg as Am- bassador upon the coronation of the Emperor Alexander, Server Effendi was chosen as principal secretary. After the return of the Ambassador to Constantinople, Server Effendi remained in Eussia as Charg^ d' Affaires, and by his ability and tact succeeded in es- tablishing the most friendly rela- tions between the Cabinet of St. Petersburg and the Sublime Porte. On his return to Constantinople, he was appointed Secretary-G-eneral of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. In 1859 he was Imperial Ottoman Delegate on the commission for settling the frontier of Montenegro. After this he was successively ap- pointed Under-Secretary of State of the Ministry of Commerce; then President of the Municipality ; Im- perial Commissioner in Egypt in reference to the Suez Canal ;- and Civil Commissioner in Crete during the insurrection of 1867. The im- provements carried out by him during his tenure of office as Mayor of Constantinople, 1868-70, caused him to be styled the " Haussmann of Stamboul.^' On Aug. 31, 1870, he was appointed Muat^hfu* of the

Ministry for Foreign Affairs^ and during the three months' illness of A'ali Pasha was Minister ad interim. On the death of A'ali Pasha, Sept. 6, 1871, Server Effendi was created a Muchir by the Sultan, and de- finitively appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs. Server Pasha pos- sessed in an eminent degree all the qualifications necessary for this high post — experience in its special duties, a very conciliatory manner, a European education, and great popularity with the diplomatic body. Server Pasha subsequently became, in succession. Minister of Public Works, Commissary-General for carrying out the reforms in Bosnia, Governor-General of Herzegovina, and President of the first Ottoman Senate. He was recalled to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the place of Aarifi Pasha, July 31, 1877. He resigned in Feb., 1878, in conse- quence of the publication of state- ments which had been made by him to the correspondent of the Daily News, and which had been declared by Mr. Layard, our Am- bassador at the Porte, to be in- jurious to Great Britain. On Aug. 4 in the same year. Server PasbA succeeded Mahmoud Pasha as Minister of Justice.

SEEVIA, Kino of. (See Mi- lan I.)

SEWELL, Elizabeth Missiko, sister of the Eev. William Sewell, was born in the Isle of Wight in 1815. She became known as a writer of High Church fiction by her " Amy Herbert," 1844. It was followed by "Gertrude, a Tale," and " Sketches, Three Tales," 1847 ; "Child's History of Borne," 1849; "Eeadings for Lent, from Bishop Taylor," 1851 ; " Experience of Life," " First History of Greece," and "Journal of a Summer Tour on the Continent," 1852 ; "Katherine Ashton, a Tale," 1854; "Ivors," 1856; "Thoughts for the Holy Week for Young Persons," 1857; "Ursula, a Tale of Country Life," "Clove Pall, a Tale/' " Jlarl's