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London Gazette of AUGUST 10, - . 1824.

Lord Chamberlain's-Office, August 10, 1824.

- ORDERS for the Court's going into mourn

ing, on Sunday next the 15th instant, for His late Imperial Highness the Grand Duke of Tuscany, viz.

The Ladies to wear black silk, fringed or plain linen, white gloves, necklaces and ear-rings, black: or white shoes, fans and tippets. Undress—White or grey lustrings, tabbies or

damasks. . The Gentlemen to wear black, full trimmed,

fringed or plain linen, black swords and buckles. Undress—Grey frocks.

The Court to change the mourning on Thursday,

the 19th instant, viz.

The Ladies to wear black silk or velvet, coloured

ribbons, fans and tippets, or plain white, or white

and gold, or white and silver stuffs, with black ribbons.

The Gentlemen to wear black coats, and black or plain white, or white and gold, or white and silver stuff waistcoats, full trimmed, coloured swords and buckles.

And on Sunday the 22d instant, the Court to go out of mourning.

At

: At the Court at Carlton-House, the 23d of - June 1824,

- PRESENT, The KING's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

WHEREAS by an Act, passed in the present session of Parliament, intituled “ An Act for “ the transportation of offenders from Great Bri“ tain,” it is, amongst other things, enacted, that it should be lawful for His Majesty, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, from time to time to appoint any place or places beyond the seas, either within or without His Majesty's dominions, to which felons and other offenders under sentence or order of transportation or banishment should be conveyed; His Majesty was this day pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to appoint the islands of New South Wales and Van Dieman's Land, and all islands adjacent thereto, to be places to which felons and other offenders now being or hereafter to be under sentence or order of transportation or banishment, shall be conveyed under the provisions of the said : recited Act: And whereas by the same Act it is further enacted, that it should be lawful for His Majesty, by any Order or Orders in Council, to declare His royal will and pleasure that male of. fenders, convicted in Great Britain, and being under sentence or order of transportation, should be kept to labour in any part of His Majesty's dominions out of England, to be named in such Order or Orders in Council, His Majesty was further pleased, by and with the advice aforesaid, to declare His royal will and pleasure, that male offenders, convicted in Great Britain, and being under sentence or order of transportation, shall be kept to hard - labour labour in His Majesty's colony of Bermuda: And His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State for the time being are to take the necessary measures herein as to them may respectively appertain.

Jas. Buller.

FRom THE

LONDON GAZETTE of AUGUST 14,
1824.

At the Court at Carlton-House, the 14th of August 1824,

PRESENT, The KING's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

IT is this day ordered by His Majesty in Council, that the Parliament be prorogued from Tuesday the twenty-fourth day of this instant August to Thursday the fourth day of Novem, ber next.

FROM THE

LONDON GAZETTE of AUGUST 17,
1824.

Admiralty-Office, August 16, 1824.

DISPATCHES have this morning been received at this Office, addressed by Vice-Admiral Sir Harry Neale to John Wilson Croker, Esq. and dated in the Bay of Algiers, the 26th of July, reporting that the differences between this country and the Regency of Algiers were on that day satisfactorily arranged, and that the hostilities between the two countries had accordingly ceased.

Admiralty-office, August 16, 1824.

VICE-ADMIRAI, SIR HARRY NEALE has transmitted to John Wilson Croker, Esq. a letter from the Honourable Captain Spencer, of His Majesty's ship Naiad, of which the following is a copy: His Majesty's Ship Naiad, Bay of Bona, SIR, May 24, 1824.

I HAVE much satisfaction in acquainting you with the complete destruction of the Algerine brig of war, lately reported to you, moored alongside the walls of the fortress of Bona, by the boats of the Naiad, under the command of Lieutenant Quin, “first of this ship.

If, in detailing this affair, I should trespass somewhat at length on your time, I trust, Sir,

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you will attribute it solely to my anxious desire that the conspicuous merit of the Officers and men in the boats and their gallant leader should have due credit, the whole plan of the operations having been formed, and all the details arranged, entirely by Lieutenant Quin himself; excepting that I objected to his proposal of bringing the brig out, knowing her situation to be such as would risk

very many lives in the attempt. The boats left the Naiad at half-past eleven last might, and being guided in their approach by the lights and fires in the different batteries, pulled for what proved to be a sixteen gun brig of the largest class, whose position was of extraordinary strength. and far beyond what I had even imagined possible. She was moored head and stern, in addition to a chain cable fast on shore, in a bight within about eighty feet of the walls of the fortress, upon which I counted at least forty pieces of cannon, some flanking her on either side, none further off than short cannister range, and several within her own length, amongst which latter were the sixteen guns belonging to the brig herself, the enemy not unreasonably conceiving that, by placing them there, in preference to keeping them in her, all attempts at boarding must be rendered ineffectual by their fire. I have reason to believe the greater art of her crew were landed to work them, the whole of the Turkish garrison, of about four hundred soldiers, having sufficient employment in managing the other guns, and keeping up a heavy fire of musketry from the embrasures and wall, almest overhanging her decks. A few sailors, left as look-outs, escaped to the shore, leaving the brig so lightened as to cause the greatest difficulty in ascending her sides. All these obstacles, and the tremendous fire of cannon and small arms, kept up during the whole time the boats were in sight, which, from the illumination caused by the burn

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