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The undermentioned Sirdars were present with Shere Mahomed's army:
Meer Shere Mahomed ; Khan Mahomed ; Golam Mahomed Lagaree; Morad Ali (Chang); Meer Mahomed (son of Meer Roostum); Meer Mehrab (Talpooree); Mahomed Sadeek; Mahomed Hussein (brother in law of Meer Nusséer Khan). · The number of Beloochees actually present was about 4000 ; the remainder of Shere Mahomed's army, and one gun, were left at Oodeyra, or deserted him on the road. The Meer had but four guns in all. The three taken are of brass, and well equipped. The conduct of all officers and men under my command has been most steady and excellent throughout; but in an action, such. as that of this morning, there is no room for the display of much military prowess.
My intention is to remain at this place until I can communicate with Colonel Roberts, or until I shall receive other orders from yourself.
I have good information, that Shere Mahomed's family are at a fort called Runnee, in the middle of the hills, about twelve miles from Sehwan, and. that the Meer will certainly attempt to cross the river to join them, and not to fly to the desert without them.
I have, &c.
LONDON GAZETTE of OCTOBER 17,
IN pursuance of the directions of an Act, passed in the twenty-fourth year of the reign of His Majesty King George the Third, intituled “ An “ Act to repeal so much of two Acts, made in “ the tenth and fifteenth years of the reign of “ His present Majesty, as authorizes the Speaker * of the House of Commons to issue his warrant “ to the Clerk of the Crown for making out “ writs for the election of Members to serve in " Parliament, in the manner therein mentioned, “ and for substituting other provisions for the like “ purposes :"
I do hereby give notice, that the death of George William Wood, Esq. late a Member serving in this present Parliament for the borough of Kendal, hath been certified to me in writing, under the hands of two Members serving in this present Parliament ; and that I shall issue my warrant to the Clerk of the Crown to make out a new writ for the electing of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the said borough, at the end of fourteen days after the insertion of this notice in the London Gazette.
Given under my hand, the 14th day of
CHARLES Shaw LEFEVRE, Speaker.
TREASURY WARRANT. WHEREAS by an Act, passed in the fifth year of the reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled “ An Act to alter certain rates of postage, and to amend, explain, and enlarge several provisions in an Act made in the ninth year of the reign of Queen Anne, and in other Acts relating to the revenue of the Post Office,” the Postmaster-General, for the time being, and his deputies were authorized to demand, receive, and take for the conveyance of letters, packets, and other things carried or conveyed by the post between any of the British dominions in America, or between any parts of the said dominions, the several and respective rates and sums therein mentioned:
And whereas by an Act, passed in the third and fourth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, intituled “ An Act for the regulation of the duties of postage,” it is enacted, that it shall be lawful for the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, from time to time, and at any time after the passing of that Act, by warrant under their hands, to alter and fix any of the rates of British postage or inland postage, payable by law on the transmission by the post of foreign or colonial letters or newspapers, or of any other printed papers, and to subject the same to rates of postage according to the weight thereof, and a scale of weight to be contained in such warrant; and, from time to time, by warrant as aforesaid, to alter or repeal any such altered rates, and make and establish any new or other rates in lieu thereof; and, by warrant as aforesaid, to appoint at what time the rates that might be payable were to be paid :
Now we, the undersigned (being three of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury), do, in exercise of the power or authority in us for such purpose vested in and by the said last-recited Act,
and of all other powers enabling us in this behalf, by this warrant under our hands, order and direct, that all letters transmitted by the post within British North America, or within the British West Indies, or between British North America or the British West Indies, and any place or places out of the same, respectively, shall, in lieu of the present mode of charging by the number of inclosures, be charged by weight, according to the following scale; and that the several numbers of rates of postage, hereinafter set forth, shall be charged and paid on and for the inland conveyance of such letters (that is to say):
On every letter not exceeding half an ounce in weight, one rate of postage.
On every letter exceeding half an ounce, and not exceeding one ounce in weight, two rates of poståge.
On every letter exceeding one ounce, and not exceeding two ounces in weight, four rates of postage.
On every letter exceeding two ounces, and not exceeding three ounces in weight, six rates of postage.
On every letter exceeding three ounces, and not exceeding four ounces in weight, eight rates of postage.
And for every ounce in weight above the weight of four ounces, there shall be charged and taken two additional rates of postage; and every fraction of an ounce above the weight of four ounces shall be charged as one additional ounce.
And we direct, that the following rates of inland postage shall be charged and paid on letters transmitted by the post within British North America and within the British West Indies, respectively, in lieu of the rates of postage heretofore chargeable on such letters (that is to say): 1843.
On all letters not exceeding half an ounce in weight, transmitted by the post within British North America, or within the British West Indies;
If the distance which such letters shall be conveyed by the post in British North America, or in the British West Indies, shall not exceed-sixty British miles, a rate of four pence.
If exceeding sixty such miles, and not exceeding one hundred such miles, a rate of six pence. I t
If exceeding one hundred such miles, and not exceeding two hundred such miles, a rate of eight pence.
And for every distance not exceeding one hundred such miles beyond such two hundred miles, and for every such further distance, a rate of two pence.
And on every letter transmitted as aforesaid, exceeding half an ounce in weight, there shall be charged and taken progressive and additional rates of postage, according to the scale of weight and number of rates hereinbefore contained, estimating and charging each additional rate at the sum any such letter would be charged with under this warrant, if not exceeding half an ounce in weight.
And we further direct, that the distances, according to which such letters as aforesaid shall be rated with inland postage, shall extend to and include the distance which such letters may be carried on any rivers or lakes, as well as the distance which such letters may be carried by land; and that in case the places between which any such letters shall be conveyed shall be in British North America, and also in the British West Indies, separate and distinct inland rates of postage shall be charged and taken for the distance such letters shall be conveyed in British North America and the British West Indies, respectively.