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  COLONIAL OFFICE - LoveToKnow Article on COLONIAL OFFICE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The actual executive work was performed by the secretary of state for the southern department, who was assisted, from 1768 to 1782, by a secretary of state for the colonies.
In 1794 a third secretary of state was reappointed, and in 1801 this secretary was designated as secretary of state for war and the colonies.
The secretary of state for the colonies is the official medium of communication with colonial governments; he has certain administrative duties respecting crown colonies, and has a right of advising the veto of an act of a colonial legislaturethis veto, however, is never exercised in the case of purely local statutes.
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 Secretary of State for the Colonies: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Secretary of State for the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1794 a new office was created for Henry Dundas - the Secretary of State for War, which now took responsibility for the Colonies, and was renamed the Secretary of State for War and the Colonies in 1801.
In 1966, with most of the colonies gone, the office was merged with that of the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations to create the new office of Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs.
Until 1925, when the office of Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs was created, the Colonial Office had responsibility for all British colonies and dominions besides India, which had its own Secretary of State.
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 Robert Peel
His maiden speech in the Commons was a sensation, and famously described by the Speaker of the House of Commons as "the best first speech since that of William Pitt".
For the next decade he occupied a series of relatively minor positions in the Tory governments of the time (Undersecretary for War, Chief Secretary for Ireland, and chairman of the Bullion Committee charged with stabilizing British finances after the end of the Napoleonic Wars).
He was considered one of the rising stars of the Tory party, and first entered the cabinet in 1822 as Home Secretary, in which capacity he introduced a number of important reforms of British criminal law.
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 Secretary of State for War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The position was re-instated in 1854 and remained until 1 April 1964, when the cabinet position (along with that of First Lord of the Admiralty and Secretary of State for Air) was replaced by the Secretary of State for Defence - in charge of a new united Ministry of Defence.
The former office of the Secretary of State for War became the that of the new Minister of Defence for the Army.
The Secretary of State headed the War Office and was assisted by a Parliamentary Private Secretary, who was also a Member of Parliament, and a Military Secretary, who was a general.
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 Wikinfo | Secretary of State
Upon the direction of public affairs passing from the privy council to the cabinet after 1688 the secretaries of state began to assume those high duties which now render their office one of the most influential of an administration.
In 1782 the office was again abolished, and the charge of the colonies transferred to the Home Secretary; but owing to the war of the First Coalition with France in 1794 a third secretary re-appeared to superintend the activities of the war department, and seven years later the colonial business became attached to his department.
In the United States of America federal government, the Secretary of State main role is to supervise and conduct foreign policy.
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 Secretary of State
In the United Kingdom, a Secretary of State is a senior Cabinet Minister in charge of a Government Department.
In the United States federal government, the Secretary of State is responsible for foreign policy.
In the individual states of the United States, the Secretary of State is normally an administrative officer responsible for certifying elections and maintaining corporate registrations.
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 Canada in the Making - Glossary
British statesman; secretary of state for war and the colonies from 1812 to 1827.
British politician; secretary of state for war and the colonies from 1805 to 1806 and 1807 to 1809.
British politician; secretary of state for war and the colonies from 1809 to 1812, prime minister of Britain from 1812 to 1827.
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Bathurst, Henry, third Earl (1762-1834) British statesman; secretary of state for war and the colonies from 1812 to 1827.
He was secretary of state for war from 1859 to 1861 and 1863 to 1866, and secretary of state for the colonies from 1892 to 1895.
He was colonial secretary from 1839 to 1841, coinciding with the Act of Union, 1840, and briefly in 1855.
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 Lists of incumbents - Wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Secretary of Defense (prior to 1947, Secretary of War and Secretary of the Navy)
Secretary of State for the Southern Department (1660-1782)
Secretary of State for the Northern Department (1660-1782)
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville
The son of Prime Minister George Grenville, Grenville studied at Eton, Christ Church, Oxford, and Lincoln's Inn, and entered the Commons in 1782 and soon became a close ally of Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger, serving in the government as Paymaster of the Forces from 1784 to 1789.
During the war, Grenville was the leader of the party that focused on the fighting on the continent as the key to victory, opposing the faction of Henry Dundas which favored war at sea and in the colonies.
William Windham - Secretary of State for War and the Colonies
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 CASBAH: Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies
This position is first found in the shape of a secretary of the Army or secretary of the forces on both sides during the Civil War, and with the appointment of William Clarke, formerly secretary to the parliamentary forces, it became a permanent one.
The appointment of a Secretary of State for War in 1794, and the revival of the officer Commander in Chief in 1793, reduced the importance of his office; it was combined with that of Secretary of State for War in 1855 and abolished in May 1863.
In 1854 a separate Secretary of State for the Colonies was appointed and the former Secretary of State for War and the colonies became Secretary of State for War.
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 Ruskin Pottery bei eLexi - das Onlinelexikon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The position of Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs was created in the United Kingdom's governmental reorganization of 1782, in which the Northern and Southern Departmentss became the Home and
The office of Secretary of State for India or \India Secretary was created in 1858 when India was brought under direct British rule (British Raj).
The Secretary of State for War and the Colonies was a British cabinet level position responsible for the army and the British colonies (other than India).
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool
In Henry Addington's government Hawkesbury entered the cabinet as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in which capacity he negotiated the Treaty of Amiens with France.
In later governments, Hawkesbury continued to serve in important cabinet positions - as Home Secretary in Pitt's second government and the Duke of Portland's second government, and then as Secretary of State for War and the Colonies in Perceval's government.
Lord Bathurst - Secretary of State for War and the Colonies
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 Robert Peel
Lord Aberdeen - Secretary of State for War and the Colonies
Lord Stanley - Secretary of State for War and the Colonies
December, 1845 - William Ewart Gladstone succeeds Lord Stanley as Secretary for War and the Colonies.
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 Lord Liverpool
It was as Foreign Secretary in Addington's ministry that Liverpool negotiated the short-lived Treaty of Amiens, which was signed with Napoleonic France on 27 March 1802.
On 31 October 1809 Lord Liverpool accepted the post of Secretary of State for War and the Colonies in the new ministry headed by Spencer Perceval, taking a major part in the establishment of the regency that was needed because of the illness of George III.
The war of 1812 with the United States and the final campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars were fought during Liverpool's premiership.
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 Rxpress - Peter Broun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Peter Broun was born at Guernsey on August 17, 1797, a member of an ancient French family, and the nephew of the Seventh Baronet Broun of Nova Scotia.
Broun's appointment was on the nomination of Sir George Murray, Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, who was a close family friend of the Brouns.
As Colonial Secretary, Broun was initially responsible for managing much of the government's funds, and so when settlers needed to lodge their funds for safekeeping they naturally turned to him.
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 Eureka on Trial : State of the Goldfields   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Secretary's official title in 1854 was the Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, then held by The Hon.
From 1851, the Colonial Secretary was the chief official of the government and the entire business of the colony was conducted either directly or indirectly though him.
The Colonial Secretary also came to have responsibility for the care and control of lunatics, recording births, deaths and marriages, the registration of theatre licences, and the colony's first art gallery and museum.
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 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Historical Background
The narrow streets and alleys were full of public houses, such as the Cat and Bagpipes and the Rose and Crown, some of which could trace their origins back to mediaeval hostels set up for pilgrims seeking the shrine of Edward the Confessor at Westminster Abbey.
In 1856 a government competition for plans for new Foreign and War Offices on the Downing Street site was announced, and in 1858 after a protracted argument on the form of the redevelopment (the 'Battle of the Styles' between those favouring Gothic or Classical architecture) George Gilbert Scott was appointed as architect.
The building of the new Foreign Office had further upset the foundations of the old Colonial Office, and its height had the unexpected effect of stopping some of the CO chimneys from drawing.
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 GODERICH, viscount   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After serving as private secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland Robinson was elected to Parliament for Carlow Borough, Ireland (1806-1807) and later for Ripon (1807-1827).
He was made Secretary of State for War and the Colonies (1827) and Viscount Goderich of Nocton on 28 Apr 1827, and entered the House of Lords.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer J.C.Herries and Secretary of War William Huskisson in particular were a source of trouble and in Cabinet they failed to settle down to constructive work.
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 North Carolina State Symbols
It was one of the few states which did not have a motto and the only one of the original thirteen without one.
The song known as "The Old North State" was adopted as the official song of the State of North Carolina by the General Assembly of 1927.
During the Colonial and early Statehood periods, the pine was a vital part of the economy of North Carolina.
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 Frederick Robinson, Viscount Goderich (1782 -- 1859)
Between 1804 and March 1806, Robinson was the private secretary to the Earl of Hardwicke who was the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
The PM refused but Robinson was appointed as Secretary of State for War and the Colonies in April 1827; concurrently he was created Viscount Goderich of Nocton and moved into the House of Lords.
In 1830 Goderich became the Secretary of State for War and the Colonies in Earl Grey's ministry but in 1833 he was pressed to give up his post and to accept the post of Lord Privy Seal instead.
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 DERBY, 14th Earl of   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Under Secretary of State for War and the Colonies (1828)
Secretary of State for War and the Colonies (3 Apr 1833 - 27 May 1834, 3 Sep 1841 - 23 Dec 1845)
Stanley was appointed Chief Secretary for Ireland at the age of 31.
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Reports had been received by the Secretary of State in England to the effect that the settlement founded at Melville Island on the northern coast in 1824 was unlikely to realise expectations.
In this dispatch the Secretary of State mentioned that he had asked the East India Company whether there was any disposition on their part to undertake the colonisation of Western Australia.
Huskisson as Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, and Mr.
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 Dictionary of Canadian Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When the war against France resumed in 1803, he served briefly as an inspector of volunteers with the temporary local rank of lieutenant-colonel, but thereafter held no military commission.
He persuaded William Jarvis*, the provincial secretary, to drop a law suit against Chief Justice Thomas Scott* in return for adjustments to Jarvis’s fees and a grant from the imperial government that saved him from bankruptcy.
Gore persisted, despite the reservations of Colonial Secretary Lord Bathurst, in recommending the York lawyer Henry John Boulton* as solicitor general.
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 Earl of Derby
In 1833 he became Colonial Secretary under Grey, introducing measures for the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire.
In 1841 he was appointed Secretary of State for War and the Colonies in Peel's second administration.
Emma Wilbranham was Derby's closest confidante and friends and acted as her personal secretary.  She hosted many political parties for him which were described as being as 'dull and depressing as a London fog'.
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 About the Mayflower Web Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With the Bay Colony to Plymouth's north, and the ocean to the east, the Colony's primary direction of expansion was to the south in lands held by Wampanoag and Massasoit, or to the west in lands held by the Narragansetts.
Roger Williams of the Rhode Island Colony sent a letter to the United Colonies of New England stating that his colony had declared neutrality with the Narragansetts and would not be involved in the conflict.
The Massachusetts Bay Colony was the predominant force in the region, and the Plymouth Colony was on the verge of losing their government to the authority of the Bay Colony (which officially happened in 1691).
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 Search Results for RJ-45 - Encyclopædia Britannica
British statesman who, as secretary of state for war and the colonies (1846–52), became the first British minister to pursue a policy of self-government for the colonies, so far as it then seemed...
The outbreak of war in 1939, as in 1914, brought to an end an era of great intellectual and creative exuberance.
Antecedents and outcome of the civil war of 49–45
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