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14 ANNUAL REPORT 1817 at Vienna and two at Paris no encouragement whatever lias been hitherto ottered for the acquisition of this ditticult language in England The permanent establishment there- fore of such Professorship in central Institution like King's College is in some degree work of national impor- tance Samuel Turner Fearon Esq late Interpreter to the Chamber of Commerce at Canton and Registrar-General at Hong Kong who has been appointed to the office of Proles- sor possesses as the Council is assured upon competent autho- rity the requisite qualifications for discharging its duties The Council have again the melancholy task of alluding to vacancies which death has caused in their own body His Grace the Duke of Northumberland who was nominated one of the original Life Governors in the Charter of Incorporation contributed munificently to the foundation of the College and continued down to the latest period of his life to testify as occasion offered his interest in its success There is also another vacancy to which the Council cannot advert without more than ordinary expression of regret The character of Sir Nicholas Conyngham Tindal Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas was so justly appreciated in the profession which he adorned and in society at large that it appears superfluous to offer more than passing tribute to its excel- lence But it would be injustice to his memory and to the character of this College to omit all mention of his high religious principles his open and eloquent advocacy of hat is true and right and his never-failing attachment to the Church of England-qualities which while they rendered his seat in the Council of this College most appropriate make it difficult to repair his loss The Rev John Allen having in consequence of preferment resigned the office of Chaplain which he had held for some years with great advantage to the College the Rev Edward Hayes Plumptre Fellow of Brasenose College has been appointed in his room As the office of Chaplain is intimately connected with the Theological Department the
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