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resigns the Adjutancy only. Dated 8th July, 1856.

BRITISH GERMAN LEGION. The following Officers have been struck off the strength of the British German Legion : 3rd Jäger Corps, Captain Gabriel de Korponay.

Dated 28th May, 1856. Captain Ignace Ziemecki. Dated 11th June,

1856. Captain Pulsudski. Dated 10th February, 1856. 6th Light Infantry, Captain Michael Thumser

(invalided by Medical Board). Dated 23rd June, 1856.

BRITISH SWISS LEGION 2nd Light Infantry, Lieutenant Eusebe Tricano

to be Adjutant of the 1st Battalion, vice Solioz, whose appointment has been cancelled. Dated 31st May, 1856.

UNATTACHED. Brevet-Major George Mein, half-pay Unat

tached (Brigade-Major at York), to have his Brevet Rank converted into Substantive

Rank, as a special case. Dated 8th July, 1836. Brevet-Major Francis Edward Drewe, 23rd Foot,

to have his Brevet Rank converted into Substantive Rank, under the Royal Warrant of 6th

October, 1854. Dated 8th July, 1856. Lieutenant Henry FitzGerald, from the 87th

Foot, to be Captain, without purchase. Dated 8th July, 1856.

STAFF. Captain Bernard Morgan, from the 77th Foot, to

be Town Adjutant at Gibraltar, vice Hume, appointed Garrison Quartermaster. Dated 8th July, 1856,

HOSPITAL STAFF. The undermentioned Acting Assistant-Surgeons have ceased to do duty, there being no longer occasion for their services : John Grant. Dated 8th July, 1856. Henry Edwards. Dated 8th July, 1856. Peter Allen, M.D. Dated 8th July, 1856. William Harry Cooke. Dated 8th July, 1856. John Munday. Dated 8th July, 1856. Eugene Francis O'Leary. Dated 8th July, 1856.

BREVET. Brevet-Colonel C. Brownlow Cumberland, retired

full-pay, 96th Foot, to be Major-General, the rank being honorary only. Dated 8th July,

1856. Brevet-Lieutenant-Colonel W. J. Crompton, on

retired full-pay, Staff Officer of Pensioners, to be Colonel in the Army, the rank being honorary only. Dated 1st July, 1856.

MEMORANDUM Major-General Robert Bateman (Major on half

pay Unattached) has been permitted to retire from the Service by the sale of a Majority. Dated 8th July, 1856..

Admiralty, 5th July, 1856.

Corps of Royal Marines. Captain John George Augustus Ayles to be

Lieutenant-Colonel, vice Courtis, retired. First Lieutenant William Pitt Draffen to be

Captain, vice Ayles, promoted. Second Lieutenant William Henry Wroot to be

First Lieutenant, vice Draffen, pronoted.

Commission signed by the Lord Lieutenant of the

Tower Hamlets. Joseph Turnley, Esq., to be Deputy Lieutenant.

Dated 1st June, 1856.

Commission signed by the Lord Lieutenant of the

County of Gloucester, and of the City and County of the City of Gloucester, and of the

City and County of the City of Bristol. Royal South Gloucester Light Infantry Reyiment

of Militia. John Pitt Bontein, Gent., to be Lieutenant, vice

Crofts, resigned. Dated 4th July, 1856.

The Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury baving certified to the Commissioners for the reduction of the National Debt, that there was no surplus of actual revenue over the actual expenditure of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, for the year ended the 31st day of March 1856 :

The Commissioners for the reduction of the National Debt, hereby give notice, that no sum will be applied by them on account of the Sinking Fund, under the provisions of the Act, 10 Geo. IV., cap. 27, between the 1st day of July, 1856, and the 30th day of September, 1856.

A. Y. Spearman, Comptroller-General. National Debt Office, 5th July, 1856.

FROM TIE

LONDON GAZETTE of JULY 11,

1856.

Foreign-Office, May 29, 1856. THE Queen has been graciously pleased to appoint Thomas Fiott Hughes, Esquire, now attached to Her Majesty's Embassy at Constantinople, to be Her Majesty's Consul at Erzeroom.

Foreign-Office, July 4, 1856. The Queen has been graciously pleased to appoint Charles Batten Hillier, Esquire, to be Her Majesty's Consul at Bangkok, in Siam.

Foreign-Office, July 11, 1856. Whereas divers British subjects, who have entered into engagements for employment abroad as railway labourers, miners, engineers, stokers, and firemen, on board steam vessels, and in other capacities (such engagements in general containing no provision for the maintenance of such British subjects, or for furnishing them with the means of returning to this country), have applied to Her Majesty's Consuls in foreign parts for relief as distressed British subjects, and considerable expense has been incurred in relieving such persons, and in sending them back to this country: Notice is hereby, given, that for the future all persons who accept engagements for

employment in foreign countries, as such railway labourers, miners, engineers, stokers, and firemen, as aforesaid, or in any other capacity, are not considered by Her Majesty's Government to be entitled to relief as distressed British subjects, or to be sent back to this country at the public expense; and such persons are hereby warned that Her Majesty's Consuls abroad have received orders henceforward not to afford relief in such cases.

Whitehall, July 9, 1856. The Queen has been pleased to order a congé d'elire to the Dean and Chapter of the cathedral church of Bristol, empowering them to elect a Bishop of the see of Gloucester and Bristol, the same being void by the death of Doctor James Henry Monk, late Bishop thereof; and Her Majesty has also been pleased to recommend to the said Dean and Chapter the Reverend Charles Baring, M.A., to be by them elected Bishop of the said see.

Whitehall, July 11, 1856. The Queen has been pleased to order a writ to be issued under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for summoning Henry Petty Fitzmaurice, Esq. (commonly called Earl of Shelburne), to the House of Peers, by the style and title of Baron Wycombe, of Chepping Wycombe, in the county of Bucks.

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