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The Adjutant-General of the Army to the Secretary to the Government of India, Military Department, with the Right Honourable the Governor-General.

SIR, Camp, Ferozepore, Dec. 27, 1842.

I HAVE the honour, by direction of His Excellency the Commander in Chief, to forward to you a copy of a despatch from Major-General Nott, dated the 20th of October last, the original of which is believed to have miscarried, reporting the defeat of a body of the enemy on the previous day, by the rear guard of his force, under the command of Major Simmons.

I have, &c.

J. R. LUMLEY, Major-General,
Adjutant-General of the Army.

Major-General W. Nott, Commanding Field Force, to Captain Ponsonby, Assistant-AdjutantGeneral.

SIR, Camp, Gundamuck, Oct. 20,1842.

I HAVE the honour to acquaint you, for the information of Major-General Pollock, C.B. that a large body of the enemy attacked my rear guard yesterday, which was under the command of Major Simmons, of Her Majesty's 41st regiment: the enemy was defeated with considerable loss. I have every reason to be satisfied with the arrangements made by Major Simmons, and of the conduct of the men under his command.

I return a list of killed and wounded.

Return of Killed and Wounded during the Attack on the Rear Guard of Major-General Nott's Force, on the 19th. October 1842.

H. M. 40th Foot—1 private killed; 1 ensign,

1 corporal, 1 private, wounded. H. M. 41st Foot—1 private killed; 2 privates

wounded.

38th Bengal N. I.—2 sepoys, 2 dooley bearers, wounded.

42d Bengal N. I.—1 captain, 1 sepoy, wounded. 43d Bengal N. I.—1 captain, 3 sepoys, wounded.

Total—2 privates killed; 2 captains, 1 ensign, 1 corporal, 3 privates, 6 sepoys, 2 dooley bearers, wounded.

Total of Killed and Wounded—2 killed; 15 wounded.

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Officers woundedt

Captain Dalyell, 42d Bengal N. L Lieutenant and Brevet Captain H. W. Matthews, 43d N. I.

Ensign M'Gowan, H. M. 40th Foot.

W. NOTT, Major-General,
Commanding the Force.

Exd. THOS. POLWHELE, Captain,
Depy. Asst. Adjt. Gen.

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FBOM THE

LONDON GAZETTE of MARCH 21, 1843.

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Lord Chamberlain's-Office, March 21, 1843.

NOTICE is hereby given, that His Royal Highness Prince Albert will, by the desire of Her Majesty, hold Levees, at St. James's-Palace, on behalf of Her Majesty, on Wednesday the 29th instant, and on Wednesday the 26th of April next, both days at two o'clock. *

It is Her Majesty's pleasure, that presentations to His Royal Highness at these Levees shall be considered equivalent to presentations to the Queen.

Addresses to the Queen may either be forwarded to Her Majesty through the Secretary of State for the Home Department, or may be reserved until Her Majesty shall hold a Levee.

Regulations To Be Observed At The Levees, At St. James's-palace.

The Noblemen and Gentlemen, who propose to attend the Levees at Saint James's-Palace, are requested to bring with them two cards, with their names thereon written, one to be left with the Queen's Page in Attendance in the Presence-chamber, and the other to be delivered to the Lord in Waiting, who will announce the name.

Those Gentlemen who are to be presented are hereby informed, it is absolutely necessary that their names, with the name of the Nobleman or Gentleman who is to present them (not the Lord in Waiting), should be sent to the Lord Chamberlain's-Office, before twelve o'clock, on the day but one previous to each Levee, in order that they may be submitted for approbation; it being Her Majesty's command, that no presentation shall hereafter be made at the Levees, but in conformity with the above regulations; and further, that no person shall be admitted, on any pretence whatever, who has not been so presented.

It is particularly requested, that Gentlemen, who are to be presented at the Levees, will have their names distinctly written upon the card to be delivered to the Lord in Waiting, in order that there may be no mistake in announcing them.

The state apartments will not be open for the reception of Company coming to Court, until half past one o'clock.

Foreign-Office, March 21, 1843.

The Queen has been pleased to approve of Mr. James Edward, as Consul at Dundee, and of Mr. John Tall, as Consul at Hull, for His Majesty the King of Hanover.

Crown-Office, March 21, 1843.

MEMBERS returned to serve in this present PARLIAMENT.

Borough of Tavistock.

John Salusbury Trelawny, Esq. in the room of John Rundle, Esq. who has accepted the Chiltern Hundreds.

Borough of Ripon.

The Right Honourable Thomas Berry Cusack Smith, of Merrion-square, in the city of Dublin, Her Majesty's Attorney General for the kingdom of Ireland, in the room of Thomas Pemberton, Esq. who has accepted the Chiltern Hundreds.

FROM THE

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LONDON GAZETTE of MARCH 24, 1843.

Whitehall, March 22, 1843.

THE Queen has been pleased to appoint Colonel Hugh Duncan Baillie to be Lieutenant and Sheriff Principal of the shire of Ross, in the room of Sir James Wemyss Mackenzie, Bart. deceased.

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