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• Aldermen, and Burgesses of the borough of
Birmingham; the Committee of the Council of the Queen's Hospital, Birmingham; the President and Officers, on behalf of the Members, of the" Birmingham Philosophical Institution; and the Mayor, Magistrates, Aldermen, Councillors, and Burgesses of the borough of Tamworth.
Downing-Street, December 5, 1843. - The Queen has been pleased to appoint Thomas Frederick Elliot, John George Shaw Lefevre, and Charles Alexander Wood, Esqrs. to be Commissioners for superintending the sale and settlement of the Waste Lands of the Crown in the British Colonies, and the conveyance of Emigrants thither.
Whitehall, December 4, 1843.. The Queen has been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, appointing the Right Reverend Father in God Edward Bishop of Salisbury to exercise all the functions and powers, as well with regard to the temporalities as the spiritualities, of the Right Reverend Father in God George Henry Bishop of Bath and Wells.
Whitehall, December 4, 1843. *? mu? -- The Queen has been pleased to present the Reverend John Whyte to the church and united parishes of Lethnot and Navar, in the presbytery
of Brechin' and county of Forfar, vacant in consequence of the admission of the Reverend Alexander Gardner, late Minister' thereof, to the **Second Charge in the church and' parish of Brechin.
The Queen has also been pleased to present the Reverend John Park to the church of the united parishes of Saint Martins and Cambus Michael, in the presbytery and county of Perth, vacant in consequence of the admission of the Reverend William Ritchie, late Minister thereof, to the church and parish of Longforgan.
Crown-Office, December 5, 1843.
cember, at the Castle of York.
Castle of Leicester.
Devon, Monday, 11th of December, at the Castle i of Exeter.
Southampton, Wednesday, 20th of December, at
the Castle of Winchester. I Oxford, Saturday, 9th of December, at Oxford. Gloucester, Wednesday, 13th of December, at
Gloucester. Woreester, Monday, 18th of December, at Wor- ceşter, s') : ' Salop, Thursday, 21st of December, at ShrewsStafford, Tuesday, 26th of December, at Stafford. Chester, Saturday, 30th of December, at the Castle
of Chester. Pembroke, Monday, 18th of December, at Haver
fordwest. Carmarthen, Friday, 22d , of December, at Car
submis. . FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE of DECEMBER 8,
THE following Addresses have been presented to His Royal Highness Prince Albert, on the occasion of His Royal Highness's visit in the Midland Counties, and were very graciously received : From the Rural Dean and Clergy of the deanery
of Birmingham; the Rural Dean and Parochial Clergy of Tamworth, and the neighbourhood; the Nobility, Gentry, Clergy, - Freeholders, and inhabitants of the county of Stafford; the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the city of Lichfield; the Clergy, Gentry, and in
habitants of the town and neighbourhood of Chesterfield; the Dean and Canons Residentiary of the cathedral church of Lichfield; the Nobility, Clergy, Gentry, and Freeholders of the county of Derby; the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the borough of Chesterfield; the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the borough of Sheffield; and the Master, Wardens, Searchers, Assistants, and Commonalty of the Corporation of Cutlers, in Sheffield, in the county of York.
Whitehall, December 8, 1843.
The Queen has been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, for presenting the Reverend John Sinclair, M. A. to the archdeaconry of Middlesex, void by the promotion of the Right Reverend Father in God Doctor John Lonsdale to the see of Lichfield.
Crown-Office, December 8, 1843. MEMBER returned to serve in this present
County of Kilkenny.
county of Kilkenny, Esq. in the room of Georges · Bryan, Esq. deceased.
TREASURY WARRANT. 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,” power is given to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, from time to time, 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, from time to time, by warrant as aforesaid, to appoint at what time the rates which may be payable are to be paid; and it is provided, that the power thereby given should extend to any increase or reduction or remission of postage:
And whereas, in consequence of a communication opened with the Post-office of Holland, it is considered expedient to alter the rates of postage payable on letters conveyed direct by packet boat or private ship between that country and the United Kingdom : ..
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 recited Act, and of all other powers and authorities enabling us in this behalf, direct that, on every letter not exceeding half an ounce in weight, transmitted between any part of the United Kingdom and any place in Holland (conveyed between the United Kingdom