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Sir William John Alexander, Bart., Q.C., Attorney-General.

Colonel the Honourable Sir Charles Beaumont Phipps, K.C.B., Receiver-General of the Duchy of Cornwall.

Lieutenant-General William Thomas Knollys, Comptroller and Treasurer of the Household of His Royal Highness.

The Lord Portman.

Whitehall, January 26, 1863.

The Queen has been pleased to present the Reverend Pascoe Grenfell Hill, B.A., to the rectory of Saint Edmund the King and Martyr with Saint Nicholas Acons, in the city and diocese of London, void by the death of the Reverend Thomas Hartwell Horne.

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Board of Trade, Whitehall,
January 26, 1863.

The Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade have received, from the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, a copy of a Despatch from Her Majesty's Acting Consul-General in Peru enclosing a translation of a Decree of the Peruvian Government extending to British vessels of less than 200 tons burden the privilege of national treatment, as regards

port, light, tonnage, pilot, and quarantine dues.

(52.) Board of Trade, Whitehall, January 26, 1863. The Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade have

received from the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs a copy of a Despatch from Her Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires, at Hamburg, enclosing a copy of an ordinance recently passed by the Senate of Hamburgh, modifying, in various respects, the Customs' Laws of that State.

The principal alterations effected, are:—

(1.) Goods in transit, whether the property of citizens or imported on account of foreigners, may pass free of customs' duty. (2.) The abolition of customs' duties on mohair yarn, mohair wool, slates, cement-stones, tufa stones, and the fat of whales, seals and walruses, for burning. (3.) Ships wholly laden with rice, salt, or herrings, are to pay only half tonnage duty (viz., 14d. per ton English). (4). Ships arriving or departing in ballast are exempt from tonnage duty. (5.) Ships not exceeding 60 commercial lasts burden (180 tons English), and taking no pilot, are exempted from pilotage duty. The above alterations came into force on the lst instant, and are to continue till the end of September next, equally with the other existing Customs' regulations.

War Office, Pall Mall,
27th January, 1863.

In continuation of the notification which appeared in Gazette of 9th January, 1863 :

BREWET.

The promotion of Lieutenant-Colonel James Metcalfe, C.B., Bengal Infantry, to the honorary rank of Colonel, and of Major Frederick Johnston, Bengal Infantry, to that of LieutenantColonel, which appeared in the Gazette of 25th March, 1862, has been cancelled, in consequence of these Officers having been inadvertently included in the list of those Officers retired on full-pay of Her Majesty's Indian Forces, as entitled to honorary rank on retirement.

MEMORANDUM.

1st Administrative Battalion of Surrey Rifle
Volunteers.

Adjutant Isaac King, late of Her Majesty's 41st Regiment of Foot, to serve with the rank of Captain. Dated 20th January, 1863.

Commission signed by the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Kent.

William Alexander Mackinnon the younger, Esq., to be Deputy Lieutenant. Dated 21st January, 1863.

Commissions signed by Her Majesty's Commissioners of Lieutenancy for the City of London.

1st London Engineer Volunteer Corps.

Second Lieutenant John Schwartz to be First Lieutenant. Dated 21st January, 1863.

Edward Swift Stillwell to be First Lieutenant. Dated 21st January, 1863.

Robert Bruce Napoleon Walker to be Second Lieutenant. Dated 21st January, 1863.

John Luker to be Second Lieutenant. Dated 21st January, 1863.

Commissions signed by the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Forfar. 1st Forfarshire Rifle Volunteer Corps.

William Roger Morison, Gent., to be Ensign, vice Pearce, promoted. Dated 21st January, 1863.

George Halley, Gent., to be Ensign, vice Thain,
resigned. Dated 21st January, 1863.
Weston Gibson, Gent., to be Ensign, vice Jack-
son, resigned. Dated 21st January, 1863.
William Lindsay Boase, Gent, to be Ensign, vice
Walker, promoted. Dated 21st January, 1863.
James Neish Miller, Gent., to be Ensign, vice
Inglis, promoted. Dated 21st January 1863.

Commission signed by the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Wilts. 17th Wilts Rifle Volunteer Corps.

Edward Baverstock Merriman, Gent., to be Ensign. Dated 12th January, 1863.

Commissions signed by the Lord Lieutenant of the County Palatine of Lancaster.

7th Lancashire Artillery Volunteer Corps. Captain John Hamilton to be Lieutenant-Colonel. Dated 16th January, 1863. 2nd Manchester or 28th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps. Henry Pope, Gent., to be Ensign. Dated 18th September, 1862. 80th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps.

Ensign Washington Downes Rider to be Lieutenant. Dated 29th December, 1862.

Commissions signed by the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Middlesex.

West Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps.

Henry Lang to be Ensign, vice Taylor, promoted. Dated 9th January, 1863.

George Frederick Cooke to be Ensign, vice Turner, promoted. Dated 9th January, 1863.

Augustus Montagu Haines to be Ensign. Dated 9th January, 1863.

46th Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps.

Ensign Frederick George Chinnock to be Lieutenant, vice Burn, promoted. Dated 30th December, 1862.

From the

LONDON GAZETTE of JANUARY 30, 1863.

Whitehall, January 28, 1863.

THE following Address of Congratulation to the Queen, on the attainment of his Majority by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, having been transmitted to the Right Honourable Sir George Grey, Baronet, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department, for Presentation, has accordingly been presented by him to Her Majesty, who has been pleased to receive the same very graciously:

To the QUEEN'S Most Excellent Majesty.
May it please your Majesty.

WE, the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the ancient borough of Thetford, in Common Council assembled, humbly approach your Majesty with the expression of our sincere congratulations on the attainment of his majority by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

We pray that your Majesty may long live to see developed in the character of His Royal High

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