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870 he was appointed Chaplam in Ordinary to the Queen, and pre- ented to the crown living <rf St. lark's, St. Marylebone. Me was ppointed a Canon of Westminster 1 succession to the late Rev. Charles [ingslej in March, 1875. In the wne year he was appointed Vicar f St. Mark's, Haxnilton Terrace, london, and Honorary Chaplain to be Prince of Wales.

DUCLEEC, Chablbs Th^odobb luai^NE, a French statesman, born t Bagn^res-de-Bigorres (Hautes- •yr^n^es), Nov. 9, 1812. Going to

  • aris to finish his studies, and to

nd a means of livelihood, he btained a situation as "reader 1 the office of Le Bon Sens in Bd6, and was soon raised to the osition of one of the principal iitors of that journal. In 1838 he

  • ansferred his services to the

evue du Progris, and at the same me he assisted in edituMC-the ictionnaire Politique. He ^Rsame btached in 1840 to the staff of the 'ational, and for a period of six ears he contributed to that journal

remarkable series of articles on le railway question, besides nu- lerous communications on political

onomy and finance. He left the

atioTMl in 1846, and remained in )tirement until the events of the isx 1848 brought him again into ablic life. On Feb. 25, 1848, he as appointed deputy to the Mayor ' Paris, M. Gamier-Pagki, with hom he was soon afterwards ansferred to the Ministry of Fi- mce, in the capacity of Under- jcretary of State. Beine elected . the Constituent Assembly by the apartment of the Landes, he was

few days afterwards (May 10) >I)ointed Minister of Finance in iccession to M. Cramier-Pag^, lio had resigned that office on his )mination as a member of the secutive Commission. He was le of the representatives wha dis- ayed the most energy in presence

the rising of the 15th of May. nring the troublous days of June

he exposed himself to great danger on several occasions, and afterwards he vigorously opposed the measures relatmg to the state of siege, and transportation without triai; and, finally, he protested against the adoption of those measures, retiring at the same time from office. Up to the end of the session he con- tinued to take an active share in the work of l^^lation ; but as soon as the Constituent Assembly had decreed its dissolution, he returned to private life, devoted much of his time to his favourite studies, and turned his attention to industrial pursuits. Summoned to Spain as one of the administrators of the canal works, in connexion with the river Ebro, he was placed at the head of the establishment of the Spanish Credit Mobilier. He was residing near Bayonne when he was elected as a representative to the National Assembly (Feb. 8, 1871) by the de- partments of the Landes and the Basses-F^dn^ ; he chose to sit for the latter constituency. As a member and president of the group of the Bepublican Left, he took part in the deliberations of the Budget Commissions, and spoke frequently on financial topics. In 1875 he was elected Vice-President of the National Assembly, and on Dec. 10, in the same year, he was elected a Senator for life. He fol- lowed the same line of policy in the new Senate, of which he was elected Vice-President, and he refused to vote the dissolution demanded by the De Broglie ministry in June, 1877. When the De Freycinet ministry was hurled from power in consequence of its Egyptian policy, the " Ministry of Affairs succeeded under. M. Duclerc (Aug. 7, 1882), and watched the proceedings of the English in the dominions of the Khedive with ill-concealed distrust. To all that was done or proposed it offered a passive resistance, on the ground that England was bound to secure for FVance everything that France declined to secure for her-