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FORMAL MODES OF ADDRESSING PERSONS OF TITLE. 8 7 I Knight of St. Patrick. The initials " K.P." must be added after title. Knight of the Star of India, same as Knight Bachelor, but adding to the Super- scription the initials " G.C.S.I.," or "K.C.S.I." Knight of the Star of India's Wife, same as Baronet's Wife. Knight of the Thistle. The initials " K.T." must be added after title. Knight's Widow, same as Knight Bachelor's Wife so long as she remains a widow. As to re-marriage, see "Widows." Lord Advocate. LETTERS. Super- scription, "To' the Rt. Hon. the Lord Advocate," or, " The Rt. Hon. [George] ." In other respects as an esquire. [The prefix of Rt. Hon. is simply official, and is not retained after retirement from office, unless the gentleman has been sworn of the Privy Council.] Lord Chancellor. LETTERS. Super- scription, "To the Rt. Hon. the Lord High Chancellor." In other respects as a peer according to his rank. Lord Chief Justice. LETTERS. Superscription, "To the Lord Chief Justice of England," or " To the Right Hon. Sir , Lord Chief Justice of England." In other respects as a Judge, except when of noble rank, when he is addressed according to his degree. Lord Justice of Appeal. LETTERS. Superscription, "To the Right Hon. Lord Justice ," or "To the Right Hon. Sir Robert ." In other respects as a Judge. Lord - Lieutenant of Ireland. LETTERS. Superscription, if (i) a Duke " His Grace the Lord Lieut." ; (ii) of lower rank than a Duke " His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant." Commencement, &*c., accord- ing to the rank of the nobleman holding office. Lord M ayor. LETTERS. Superscrip- tion, " The Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor of ," or " The Rt. Hon. [Henry ,] Lord Mayor of ." In other respects as a Baron. [The prefix of Right Hon. is not re- tained after retirement from office.] LordMayor'sWife. Same as Baroness, but only during the period of her husband's mayoralty. Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, same as Baron, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary's Chil- dren, as the SOILS and Daughters of an Esquire. Lord of Appeal in Ordinary's Wife, same as Baroness. Lord of Session. LETTERS. Super- scription, "The Hon. Lord ." In other respects as a Baron. Lord of Session's Wife. Same as the wife of an Esquire. Lord Provost. LETTERS. Supei- scriptioit, " The Rt. Hon. the Lord Provost of ," or " The Rt. Hon. [John j, Lord Provost of- -." In other respects as Baron. [The prefix of Right Hon. is not re- tained after retirement from office.] Lord Provost's Wife. Same as the wife of an Esquire. Maid of Honour. LETTERS. Super- scription, "The Hon. Miss ." In other respects as Baron's daughter. Marchioness. LETTERS. Superscrip- tion, "The Most Hon. the Marchioness of ." In other respects the same as Baroness. [See also Marquess's Widow.] Marquess. LETTERS Superscription, "The Most Hon. the Marquess of ." Commencement, " My Lord Marquess." Con- clusion, " I have the honour to be, my Lord Marquess." In other respects same as Baron. Marquess's Daughter, same as Dukes Daughter. Marquess's Eldest Son's Daughter, same as Duke's Eldest Son's Daughter. Marquess's Eldest Son, same as Duke's Eldest Son. Marquess's Eldest Son's Son, same as Duke's Eldest Son's Son. Marquess's Eldest Son's Widow, same as Duke's Eldest Son's Widow. Marquess's Eldest Son's Wife, same as Duke's Eldest Son's Wife. Marquess's Widow, same as Mar- chioness if present Marquess is unmarried, but if he be married then the widow, being the mother or grandmother of the Peer, is styled " The Most Hon. the Marchioness Dowager of ." When such relationship does not exist the widow is styled "The Most Hon. [Jane], Marchioness of ." [See " Dow- ager "] As to re-marriage, see "Widows." Marquess's Younger Son, same as Duke's Younger Son. Marquess's Younger Son's Widow, same as Duke's Younger Son's Wife. " As to re-marriage, see " Widows." Marquess's Younger Son's Wife, same as Duke's Younger Son's Wife. Master of the Rolls. LETTERS. Superscription, " To the RightHon. the Master of the Rolls," or "To the Rt. Hon. Sir ." Commencement and Conclusion, as "Judge." PERSONAL ADDRESS " Sir," but when on the Bench, " My Lord," or " Your Lordship." Mayor. LETTERS. Superscription, " The Right Worshipful the Mayor of ." In other respects as an Esquire. Members of Parliament. According to rank, but adding the initials " M.P." after tide or name. Military Officers. See "Naval Officers." Minister, Resident. LETTERS. Superscription, "To Minister Resident as an Esquire. -, Esq.,H.B.M.'s In other respects Ministers of Dissenting Congrega- tions. These gentlemen are sometimes styled " Rev." by courtesy, but they are not entitled to the prefix. The correct mode of Super' scription is "Mr , Minister of the Chapel, ." Naval and Military Officers. Pro- fessional rank should always be prefixed to any other rank, e.g. " Adm. the Rt. Hon. the Earl of ," "Gen. the Rt. Hon. Lord ," "Lieut. -Col. Sir ," "Capt. ,R.N.," but Lieutenants are addressed by their social and not their professional rank, e.g., "Hon. Benjamin , soth Re?t.," George , Esq., loth Hussars," " Edward , Esq., R.N., H.M.'s Ship ," or, "William , Esq.,R.N." Premier, The. Is addressed according to rank. Prince. LETTERS. Superscription, (i) if a Duke, " His Royal Highness the Duke of " ; (ii)if not a Duke, "His Royal