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usual signatures, and they must insert their name* and addresses in each list; and where the names of holders are inserted in the bills, the indorsements of such holders must also be obtained previously to their lists and bills being left for examination.

New bills, bearing interest at the rnte of one penny halfpenny by the day, upon every one hundred pounds, and dated the said 13th day of March 1851, may be obtained in payment of the principal of the whole, or part, of the Exchequer Bills issued under the Act above mentioned, on the claimants specifying, in their lists, the amount of new bills required by them.

The new bills, together with the interest on the bills left, on or before the said 6th day of March, for exchange, will be issued on the 14th day of March 1851; the bearers must attend at this Office to sign receipts for the payment of principal and interest.

Payment, in money, may be obtained at this Office for any of the said Exchequer Bills, previously to the said 13th day of March 1851, upon the claimants leaving the bills for examination one day prior to that on which such payment is desired.

N .B.—All Exchequer Bills, dated prior to March 1850, have been previously advertised to be paid off.

Naval Department, Board of Trade,
February 1, 1851.

Notice is hereby given, that the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade have, in order to give time for providing Medicines and Medicaments according to the new scale issued by them under the 64th section of the Mercantile Marine Act, and published in the London Gazette of the 20th day of December 1850, suspended the compulsory adoption of that scale until the 1st day of July 1851; and that until that day any Ship which is required to carry Medicines and Medicaments may bo provided with those articles either according to that scale, or according to the scale issued by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, which was in force before the 1 at day of January 1851.

Notice is also hereby given, that in exercise of the powers given to them by the 65th section of the Mercantile Marine Act, the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade have dispensed with the observance of so much of 7 and 8 Victoria, c. 112, s. 18, as relates to Lime or Lemon Juice, Sugar or Vinegar, in ships bound to any Ports in Canada, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward's Island.

T. H. Farrer, F. W. Beechey.

Secretary. W. H. Walker.

FROM THE

LONDON GAZETTE of FEBRUARY 21, 1851.

At the Court at Buckingham-Palace, February 19„ 1851.

CHAPTER of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

A CHAPTER of this Most Noble Order having been summoned for this day, the Knights Companions hereafter named, in their mantles and

collars, assembled in the Green Drawing-room, viz.

His Royal Highness Prince Albert, His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of Wellington, the Duke of Devonshire, the Marquess of Exeter, the Duke of Richmond, the Marquess of Lansdowne, Earl De Grey, the Marquess of Abercorn, and Earl Spencer, attended by the following officers, viz.

The Lord Bishop of Winchester, Prelate; the Lord Bishop of Oxford, Chancellor; Sir Charles George Young, Knt. Garter; and Sir Augustus William James Clifford, Bart. Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod.

At three o'clock the Knights Companions were called over by Garter, when (Her Majesty and His Royal Highness Prince Albert having passed into the Throne-room) they proceeded, with the Officers of the Order, from the Green Drawingroom into the Throne-room.

The Sovereign being seated in Her Chair of State, and His Royal Highness Prince Albert at the table, on the right hand of Her Majesty, the other Knights Companions took their respective places at the table, the Prelate standing on the right hand of Her Majesty, the Chancellor on the left hand, Garter and Black Rod at the end of the table.

The Sovereign and Knights Companions being seated, the Chancellor signified to the Chapter Her Majesty's Royal will and pleasure that the vacant stall in the Royal Chapel of St. George, at Windsor, be filled.

The Knights Companions then proceeded to the election, and the suffrages having been collected by the Chancellor, were by him presented to the Sovereign, who commanded him to declare, and he accordingly did declare, that the Most Honourable Constantine Henry, Marquess of Normanby, had been duly elected a Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

Then, by the Sovereign's command, his Lordship was received at the door of the Chapter-room by the two junior Knights Companions present, and conducted between them to Her Majesty, preceded by Garter (bearing the ensigns of the Order upon a crimson velvet cushion), and by Black Rod.

The Marquess of Normanby kneeling near the Sovereign, Garter on his knee presented the Garter, and Her Majesty, assisted by His Royal Highness Prince Albert and His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, the two Senior Knights Companions present, buckled it on his Lordship's left leg, the Chancellor pronouncing the usual admonition.

Garter next presented, in like manner, the Ribband and George, and Her Majesty, assisted as before, put the same over his Lordship's left shoulder, the Chancellor pronouncing the admonition. The Marquess then kissed Her Majesty's hand, and, having received the congratulations of each of the Knights Companions, retired.

The Chapter being ended, Garter, by Her Majesty's command, again called over the Knights Companions, who, with the Officers of the Order, retired from the presence of the Sovereign, with the usual reverences.

At the Court at Buckinqham-Palace, February 19, 1851.

The Queen, as Sovereign of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, has been graciously pleased, by letters patent kunder Her royal sign manual and the great seal of the Order, bearing date this day, to dispense with all the statutes and regulations usually observed in regard to installation, and to grant unto the Most Honourable Constantino Henry, Marquess of Normanby, Knight of the said Most Noble Order, and duly invested with the ensigns thereof, full power and authority to exercise all rights and privileges belonging to a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, in as full and ample a manner as if his Lordship had been formally installed, any decree, rule, or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.

Foreign-Office, February 18, 1851.

The Queen has been graciously pleased to appoint William Sunley, Esq. to be Her Majesty's Consul at the Comoro Islands.

Foreign-Office, February 20, 1851.

Notice is hereby given, that on and after Saturday, the 22nd instant, Passports will be issued from this Department, according to the following Regulations:

Regulations Respecting Passports.

1. Applications for Foreign Office Passports must be made in writing; and addressed to Her Majesty's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, with the word "Passport" written upon the cover.

2. The fee on the issue of a Passport is 7s. 6d.

3. Foreign Office Passports are granted only to British subjects, including in that description foreigners who have been naturalized by Act of Parliament, or by Certificates of Naturalization granted before the 24th day of August, 1850: in

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