Untitled (Franklin Governor of Van Diemen’s Land)


That celebrated Arctic voyager, Captain Sir John Franklin, R.N., has been appointed governor of Van Diemen’s Land, and will leave England in July next for that place, accompanied by Captain Maconochie, R.N., as his private secretary. This latter officer has filled the appointment of secretary to the Geographical Society since its commencement, and has performed the duties of his station to the satisfaction of all parties. We understand that he will be succeeded in this office by Commander Washington, R.N., an officer whose observations in Marocco, besides scientific qualifications, render him well fitted for such an appointment.