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Crown-Office, July 10, 1856.
MEMBER returned to serve in the present

PARLIAMENT.

Borough of Calne. Sir William Fenwick Williams, Bart., a Major

General in the Army, in the room of Henry Petty Fitzmaurice (commonly called Earl of Shelburne), who has accepted the office of Steward of Her Majesty's Manor of Hempholme.

Westminster, July 7, 1856. This day, the Lords being met, a message was sent to the Honourable House of Commons by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, acquainting them, that The Lords, authorized by virtue of a Commission under the Great Seal, signed by Her Majesty, for declaring Her Royal Assent to several Acts agreed upon by both Houses, do desire the immediate attendance of the Honourable House in the House of Peers to hear the Commission read ; and the Commons being come thither, the said Commission empowering the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, and several other Lords therein named, to declare and notify the Royal Assent to the said Acts, was read accordingly, and the Royal Assent given to

An Act to amend an Act of the seventeenth and eighteenth years of Her present Majesty relating to Industrial and Provident Societies.

An Act to make further provision for the establishment of savings banks for seamen.

An Act to authorize issues out of the consolidated fund for the redemption of certain annuities charged on branches of the gross revenue.

An Act to continue the Act for the exemption of stock in trade from rating.

An Act to enable the Luton, Dunstable, and Welwyn Junction Railway Company to alter the present authorized junction of their railway with the Leighton Buzzard and Dunstable branch of the London and North Western Railway, and for other purposes.

An Act to enable the Eastern Counties and | London and Blackwall Railway Companies to ex

tend the London, Tilbury, and Southend Extension

Railway to the London and Blackwall Railway, · with branches therefrom, and to authorise certain

arrangements with reference thereto, and for other purposes.

An Act to authorize the division of the borough of Middlesbrough into wards, to enable the Local Board of Health of the district of Middlesbrough to purchase gas works, and light the district, and to enlarge the Market-place, to enable the Corporation to establish a public wharf and a passage over the river Tees, to confer other powers on the Local Board and the Corporation, and for other purposes.

An Act for the better supply of the town of Torquay and the neighbourhood thereof with water, and for other purposes.

An Act for making a railway from Yarmouth, to the East Suffolk Railway, in the parish of Haddiscoe, with a branch railway connected therewith, and for other purposes.

An Act for incorporating the Scottish Drainage and Improvement Company, and to afford greater facilities for the improvement of land in Scotland.

An Act for making a railway from Lymington, in the county of Southampton, to the London and South Western Railway at Brockenhurst, in the same county, to be called the Lymington Railway," with a landing place at Lymington aforesaid, and for other purposes.

An Act to repeal the Acts relating to the Brough and Eamont Bridge Turnpike-road, and to make other provisions in lieu thereof.

An Act to renew the term and continue, amend, and enlarge the powers of an Act passed in the third year of the reign of His Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled “An Act for repairing and amending the roads from Donington High Bridge to Hale Drove, and to the eighth milestone in the parish of Wigtoft, and to Langret Ferry, in the county of Lincoln.”

An Act for supplying with water the inhabitants of Clay Cross and the neighbourhood, in the county of Derby.

An Act for making a railway from Sittingbourne to Sheerness, all in the county of Kent, and for other purposes.

An Act to sanction a supply of water to the town and neighbourhood of Leeds from the River Wharfe.

An Act to attach further advantages to certain portions of the capital of the Eastern Union Railway Company.

An Act to repeal“ An Act for amending and maintaining the turnpike - road from Bawtry, through the town of Tinsley, to the road from Rotherham to Sheffield, in the West Riding of the county of York,” and to make other provisions in lieu thereof.

An Act for continuing the term and amending and extending the provisions of the Act relating to the Godley Lane Turnpike-road, in the West Riding of the county of York.

Council-Office, Whitehall, July 9, 1856. Her Majesty has been pleased, by her Order in Council of the 24th June last, to grant to John Lee, of Brunswick-street, Southwark, a prolongation for the term of five years of certain letters patent for “improvements in wheels and axle trees to be used in railways, and in machinery for stopping on or preventing such carriages from running off railways, which improvements might, also be applied to other carriages and machinery," so far as the same letters patent relate to railway breaks only, such letters patent baving been originally granted to the said John Lee, and bearing date the 3rd August, 1842, for England, Wales, and the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Board of Trade, Whitehall,

July 10, 1856. With reference to the notice contained in the Gazette of the 4th instant, of a French Imperial Decree, fixing certain duties upon the importation into France of cotton and woollen goods, wearing apparel, and products arising from the decomposition of salt, the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade and Plantations hereby give notice, that the Decree in question should have been described as a Draft Decree, modifying the proposed law for the removal of prohibitions in the French tariff.

Their Lordships have since received intelligence through Her Majesty's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, that the consideration of this proposed law has been deferred until the next session of the French Chambers.

Board of Trade, Whitehall,

July 11, 1856. The Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade and Plantations have received a communication from the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, stating that in consequence of the pulmonary epidemic prevailing amongst horned cattle in several of the German States, the importation of such cattle into the duchies of Lauenburg and Holstein will not be permitted unless on the production of an official certificate stating the place from which the cattle are brought, and that no epidemic of a pulmonary nature has appeared there for more than six months.

Board of Trade, Whitehall,

July 11, 1856. The Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade and Plantations have received, through the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, a copy of a Despatch from Her Majesty's Ambassador ‘at Paris, enclosing copy of a French Imperial Decree, permitting the importation of raw wool through the Custom-house at Verrières-de-Joux (Doubs). Also copy of a Decree adding tow of hemp and flax, intended for the manufacture of sail-cloth, to the list of articles allowed to be imported free of duty.

War-Department, Pall- Mall,

11th July, 1856. 11th Regiment of Foot. Major-General William George Cochrane to be

Colonel, vice General Sir John Wilson, K.C.B., deceased. Dated 23rd June, 1856.

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