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TRANSFER DAYS.

+ The Transfer Days are now Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Divi. dends are due at the following dates, and are receivable at any time subsequently. AT THE BANK.

shut, by paying at the Bank, India House, Bank Stock

Apr. 5, Oct. 10

and South Sea House, 2s.6d. extra for each 3 per Cent. Cons.

Jan. 5, July 5 Transfer; but no Transfer can be made 3 per Cent. 1726.

after 1 o'clock on Saturdays. 3 per Cent. Reduc. Apr. 5. Oct. 10

Transfer at the Bank must be made by New 31 per Cent. Annuit. Apr. 5. Oct. 10 half.past 2 o'clock; at India House by 3; New 5 per cent. Annuit. Jan. 5. July 5

at South Sea House by half-past 2. Annuities for Terms of Years, ending 10th Oct.

Expense of Transfer in 1859, pursuant to 10th

Bk. Stock, 251. & under, 5s.; above that sum, 128. Geo. IV.

Apr. 5, Oct. 10 Inuia Stock, il. 108.; non-transfer days, 2s. 6d. Annuities for Terms of

extra. Years, ending 5th Jan.

Powers of Attorney for the Sale or 1860, pursuant to 10th

Transfer of Stock must be deposited at Geo. IV.

July 5 the Bank, &c. for examination, one day Long Ann, ending 1860 .. Apr. 5, Oct. 10 before they can be acted upon; if for re

ceiving Dividends, it is sufficient to pre. AT THE SOUTH SEA HOUSE. sent them at the time the first Dividend South Sea Stock

Jan. 5, July 5

becomes payable. New 3 per Cent. Ann.

The expense of a Power of Attorney is Old 3 per Cent. Ann. .. .. Apr. 5, Oct. 10 11. Is. 6d. for each Stock separately, but 3 per Cent. 1751

Jan 5, July 5 for Bank, India, and South Sea Stock,

ll. lls. 6d.; and when required to be AT THE EAST INDIA HOUSE. made out on the same day, half-past Stock

Jan. 5. July 5 Twelve o'clock is the latest time for receiv. Interest on India Bonds,

ing orders. The boxes for receiving Powers due

Mar. 31, Sep. 30 of Attorney for Sale close at Two o'clock. Tickets for preparing Transfer of Stock All Probates of Wills, Letters of Admi. must be given in at each Offce before 1 nistration, and other proofs of decease, are o'clock. At the East India House before 2. required to be left at the Bank, &c., for Private Transfers may be made at other Registration from two to three clear days, times than as above, the Books not being exclusive of holiday..

Jan. 5,

HOLIDAYS KEPT AT THE PUBLIC OFFICES IN 1850. By an Act of Parliament passed in 1834, much of the money business of the Exchequer is removed to the Bank of England. At the ExCHEQUER all holidays are abolished except Christmas Day and Good Friday.

CUSTOM-House, Excise, STAMPS, AND Taxes OFFICES. Good Friday, March 29. Day appointed to be kept as the Queen's Birth-day.

Prince of Wales's Birth-day, Nov. 9. Christmas Day, Dec. 25. All the above days are also ordered to be kept as holidays by the officers and servants

of the Dock Companies of the United Kingdom. At the Stamps and Taxes Office, the Restoration of Charles II., May 29; Whit Monday and Tuesday (May 20 and 21) are kept in addition.

INDIA HOUSE.
Good Friday, March 29. 1 Christmas Day, December 25.

BANK OF ENGLAND.
Good Friday, March 29.

Christmas Day, December 25.
And in the Transfer Offices, 1st May and Ist November in addition.
N.B._Whenever the 1st May or 1st November falls on a Sunday the holiday will be
kept on the Monday following.

SOUTH SEA House.-Same as Bank of England.

BRITISH MUSEUM. The Public are admitted on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, between the hours of

Ten and Four from the 7th September to the 1st of May; and between the hours of Ten and Seven from the 7th May to the 1st September. The Reading Room is open every day, except holidays, an hour earlier, but closes at the same times. The Museum is closed between the 1st and 7th January, the 1st and 7th May, and the

1st and 7th September, and on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and Christmas Day. Any Special Fast or Thanksgiving Days ordered by Authority are kept in addition by

all the above establishments.

QUARTER-SESSIONS (1850)

IN THE SEVERAL COUNTIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES. By the Act 1 Will. IV. c. 70, it is enacted that " in the year 1831, and afterwards, the justices of the peace in every county, riding, or division, for which Quarter Sessions of the Peace by law ought to be held, shall hold their general Quarter-Sessions of the Peace in the first week after the 11th of October, in the first week after the 28th of December, in the first week after the 31st of March, and in the first week after the 24th of June." The following list has been computed according to this rule.

The Act 4 and 5 Will. IV. cap. 47, allows a discretionary power to the Justices of Peace as to the time of holding the Spring Quarter-Sessions, and empowers them to alter the day for holding the Sessions, so as not to be earlier than the 7th of March, nor later than the 22d of April. BEDFORD- W. Jan. 2, April 3, July 3, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE-Oct. 16.

Nottingham, M. as Cheshire. Berks-Tu. Reading, April 2, and Oct. Newark, F. as Cambridge. 15; Abingdon, Jan. 1 and July 2.

East Retford, M. as Cheshire. Bucks, Aylesbury, Tu. same as Berks. Town of Nottingham-Two days after CAMBRIDGE, Cambridge County, F. Jan. 4, the County Sessions.

April 5, July 5, Oct. 18. For the Town, NORTHUMBERLAND— The County Sessions the Monday before.

are held alternately at Newcastle-on. CHESHIRE-Chester, M. Dec. 31, 1849, Apr. Tyne, Morpeth, Hexham, and Alnwick. 1, July 1, Oct. 14.

Th. same as Northampton. Toun of CornwALL-Bodmin, Tu. same as Berks. Newcastle, W. prerious. CUMBERLAND-Tu. as Berks, Jan, and June OXFORDSHIRE--Oxford, County and City,

at Carlisle, April & Oct. at Cockermouth. M.as Cheshire. Banbury, the preceding DERBYSHIRE- April Sessions at Chester- Saturday. field, the others at Derby, Tu. same as RUTLANDSHIRE--Oakham, Tu. as Berks. Berks.

SHROPSHIRE-Shrewsbury, Tu. as Berks DEVONSHIRE-Exeter, Tu. same as Berks. For the Town, the Monday preceding.

Exeter City, on preceding Monday. SOMERSETshire-Wells, M. Dec. 31, 1849, DORSETS!IRE-Dorchester, Tu. as Berks. April 1. Bridgewater, July !. Taunton, DURHAM-M. same as Cheshire.

Oct. 14. Bath on the following Monday. ELY, Isle of_W. as Bedford, at Wisbeach, StaffORDSHIRE-Stafford, W. as Bedford. or Ely.

SUFFOLK--Beccles, M. as Cheshire, WoodEssex--Colchester and Harwich, M. same

bridge, W.

as Bedford, Ipswich, F. as as Cheshire. Chelmsford, Tu. as Berks. Cambridge ; and Bury, M. following. GLOUCESTERSHIRE-Gloster, Tu. as Berks. SURREY--New Sessions House, Newington, HAMPSHIRE-Winchester, Tu. as Berks. Tu. Jan. 1. Reigate, April 2. Guildford, HEREFORDSHIRE-Hereford, M. as Cheshire. July 2. Kingston, Oct. 15. HERTFORDSHIRE - Hertford, M. same as Sussex -- Eastern Division : Lewes, M.

Cheshire. St. Alban's, the same week. same as Cheshire. Western Division : HUNTINGDONSHIRE- M. same as Cheshire. Petworth, Th. Jan. 3, and April 4. Hor. KENT---Canterbury, Tu. Jan. 1, Fr. Apr. 5, sham, July 4. Chichester, Oct. 17.

Tu. July 2, Fr. Oct. 18. Maidstone, Th. WARWICKSHIRE-Warwick, Tu. as Berks. Jan. 4, Tu. Apr. 2, Th. July 4, Tu. Oct. Coventry, on preceding Monday. 15.

WESTMINSTER--City, are generally held on LANCASHIRE – Lancaster, M. same the Thursday preceding the Quarter Ses.

Cheshire. Adjournments are held at sions for Middlesex.

Preston, at Salford, and at Kirkdale. WesTMORELAND-Appleby, W. as Bedfd., LEICESTERSHIRE-Leicester as Cheshire. and by adjournment at Kendal. LINCOLNSHIRE

WILTSHIRE-Tu. Devizes, Jan. 1. Salis. Lincoln city I Sat. Jan. 5 April 6 July 6 Oct. 19 bury, April 2. Warminster, July 2.

Parls of Lindsey:
Kirton ....
Fr. Jan. 4 April 5 July 5 Oct. 18

Marlborough, Oct. 15.

WORCESTERSHIRE--Worcester, M. same as Louth

Tu.
April 9

Oct. 22
Spilsby Tu. Jan.8

July 9

Cheshire. Worcester City the day fol. Bourn and Boston, Tu. as Berks, Sleaford,

lowing. and Spalding, Th. Jan. 3, April 4, July YORKSHIRE-York City, M. as Cheshire. 4, Oct. 17.

East Riding: Beverley, Tu. as Borks. MIDDLESEX-Clerkenwell, Tu. Jan. 1. Ge

WEST RIDING: Knaresborough, Tu.Jan. neral and adjourned Sessions are also

1. Wakefield, W. Jan. 2. Sheffield, M. held at other intervening periods. The

Jan. 8. Pontefract, M. April 1. Skipparticular days for holding the Clerken- ton, Tu. July 2. Bradford, W. July 3, s well Sessions, and also those for holding

Rotherham, M. July 8. Knaresborough, the LONDON Quarter Sessions, have not

Tu. Oct. 15. Leeds, W. Oct. 16. Donbeen fixed in time to be given here.

caster, M. Oct. 21. North RIDING : MONMOUTHSHIRE-Usk, M. as Cheshire.

Northallerton, Tu. as Berks. NORFOLK — Shire House, Norwich, W.

same as Bedford; City of Norwich the | The Quarter Sessions through North and day before.

SOUTH WALES are held by the same rule NORTHAMPTONSHIRE Northampton, Th. as the foregoing, the magistrates deter

as Sussex, West Div. Peterborough, W. mining the day of the weck on which as Bedford.

the Sessions shall commence.

as

QUARTER-SESSIONS (1850)

IN THE SEVERAL COUNTIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES. By the Act 1 Will. IV. c. 70, it is enacted that " in the year 1831, and afterwards, the justices of the peace in every county, riding, or division, for which Quarter Sessions of the Peace by law ought to be held, shall hold their general Quarter Sessions of the Peace in the first week after the Ilth of October, in the first week after the 28th of December, in the first week after the 31st of March, and in the first week after the 24th of June.” The following list has been computed according to this rule.

The Act 4 and 5 Will. IV. cap. 47, allows a discretionary power to the Justices of Peace as to the time of holding the Spring Quarter-Sessions, and empowers them to alter the day for holding the Sessions, so as not to be earlier than the 7th of March, nor later than the 22d of April. Bedford—W. Jan. 2, April 3, July 3, NOTTINGHAMSHIREOct. 16.

Nottingham, M. as Cheshire. Berks-Tu. Reading, April 2, and Oct. Newark, F. as Cambridge. 15; Abingdon, Jan. 1 and July 2.

East Retford, M. as Cheshire. Bucks- Aylesbury, Tu. same as Berks. Town of Nottingham-Two days after CAMBRIDGE- Cambridge County, F. Jan. 4, the County Sessions.

April 5, July 5, Oct. 18. For the Town, NORTHUMBERLAND- The County Sessions the Monday before.

are held alternately at Newcastle-onCHESHIRE-Chester, M. Dec. 31, 1849, Apr. Tyne, Morpeth. Hesham, and Alnwick. 1, July 1, Oct. 14.

Th. same as Northampton. Town of CORNWALL-Bodmin, Tu. same as Berks. Newcastle, W. previous. CUMBERLAND-Tu. as Berks, Jan. and June OXFORDSHIRE-- Oxford, County and City,

at Carlisle, April & Oct. at Cockermouth. M. as Cheshire. Banbury, the preceding DERBYSHIRE- April Sessions at Chester. Saturday. field, the others at Derby, Tu. same as RUTLANDSHIRE-Oakham, Tu. as Berks. Berks.

SHROPSHIRE-Shrewsbury, Tu. as Berks DEVONSHIRE-Ereter, Tu, same as Berks. For the Town, the Monday preceding.

Exeter City, on preceding Monday. SOMERSETSHIRE--Wells, M. Dec. 31, 1849, DORSETSOIRE--- Dorchester, Tu. as Berks. April 1. Bridgewater, July ). Taunton, DURHAM-M. same as Cheshire.

Oct. 14. Bath on the following Monday. ELY, Isle of-W. as Bedford, at Wisbeach, STAFFORDSHIRE-Stafford, W. as Bedford. or Ely.

SUFFOLK--Beccles, M. as Cheshire, WoodEssex---Colchester and Harwich, M. same bridge, W. as Bedford, Ipswich, F. as

as Cheshire. Chelmsford, Tu. as Berks. Cambridge ; and Bury, M. following. GLOUCESTERSHIRE-Gloster, Tu. as Berks. Surrey, New Sessions House, Newington, HAMPSHIRE-Winchester, Tu. as Berks. Tu. Jan. 1. Reigate, April 2. Guildford, HEREFORDSHIRE-Hereford, M. as Cheshire. July 2. Kingston, Oct. 15. HERTFORDSHIRE -- Hertford, M. same as Sussex -- Eastern Division: Lewes, M.

Cheshire. St. Alban's, the same week. same as Cheshire. Western Division : HUNTINGDONSHIRE-M. same as Cheshire. Petworth, Th. Jan. 3, and April 4. Hor. KENT--Canterbury, Tu. Jan. 1, Fr. Apr. 5, sham, July 4. Chichester, Oct. 17.

Tu. July 2, Fr. Oct. 18. Maidstone, Th. WARWICKSHIRE-Warucick, Tu. as Berks. Jan. 4, Tu. Apr. 2, Th. July 4, Tu. Oct. Coventry, on preceding Monday. 15.

WESTMINSTER--City, are generally held on LANCASHIRE Lancaster, M. same the Thursday preceding the Quarter Ses

Cheshire. Adjournments are held at sions for Middleser.

Preston, at Salford, and at Kirkdale. WestMORELAND- Appleby, W. as Bedfd., LEICESTERSHIRE-Leicester as Cheshire, and by adjournment at Kendal. LINCOLNSHIRE

WILTSHIRE–Tu. Devizes, Jan. 1. SalisLincolo city | Sat. Jan. 5 April 6 July 6 Oct. 19 bury, April 2. Warminster, July 2. Parts of Lindsey.

Marlborough, Oct. 15. Kirton ...

Fr. Jan. 4 April 5 July 5 Oct. 18 Louth ....

WORCESTERSHIRE-Worcester, M. same as Tu.

Oct. 22

April 9 Spilsby Tu. Jan.8

July 9

Cheshire. Worcester City the day fol. Bourn and Boston, Tu. as Berks, Sleaford,

lowing. and Spalding, Th. Jan. 3, April 4, July

YORKSHIRE-York City, M. as Cheshire. 4, Oct. 17.

East Riding: Beverley, Tu. as Berks. MIDDLESEX-Clerkenwell, Tu. Jan. 1. Ge.

West RIDING: Knaresborough, Tu.Jan. neral and adjourned Sessions are also

1. Wakefield, W. Jan. 2. Sheffield, M. held at other intervening periods. The

Jan. 8. Pontefract, M. April 1. Skipparticular days for holding the Clerken- ton, Tu. July 2. Bradford, W. July 3, well Sessions, and also those for holding Rotherham, M. July 8. Knaresborough, the LONDON Quarter Sessions, have not

Tu. Oct. 15. Leeds, W. Oct. 16. Donbeen fixed in time to be given here.

caster, M. Oct. 21.

NORTH RIDING : MONMOUTHSHIRE-Usk, M. as Cheshire. Northallerton, Tu. as Berks. NORFOLK — Shire House, Norwich, W.

same as Bedford; City of Norwich the The Quarter Sessions through North and day before.

SOUTH WALES are held by the same rule NORTHAMPTONSHIRE -- Northampton, Th. as the foregoing, the magistrates deter

as Sussex, West Div. Peterborough, W. mining the day of the weck on which as Bedford.

the Sessions shall commence.

as

MONTHLY NOTICES. 1. British Museum closes.

Registration.-Births-Persons should cause 1. Leipzic fair-manufactured goods and plea- their children to be registered within forty-two sure* (the business commences 3 or 4 days ear- days after birth, by giving personal notice to the lier).

registrar of theirdistrict, without any fee whatever. 1. Quarter Sessions commence on the Monday Deaths.-Intimation should be given of deaths of this week.

in the same manner as births. This is of import5. Half-yearly dividends on some species of ance to be done early, as the undertaker must Stock become due. See Table of Transfer-days. have a certificate to give to the minister who

8. Brit. Mus. 10 till 4; Reading Room, 9 till 4. reads the funeral service, without which he may

8. Fire Insurance due at Christmas must be refuse to bury the body, paid by this day, or the Policy becomes void. As the cause of death is to be entered, sound

24, 25. Melton Mowbray fair-horses, cattle. discretion should be exercised in ascertaining the

26. Brunswick-miscellaneous, including ma- real nature of the deceased's death, for which imnufactured goods, &c.

portant purpose every facility should be given. SUNDAY LESSONS. Proper Lessons, Morning.

Proper Lessons, Evening. Jan, 1 Circumcision Gen. 17 Rom. 2

Deut. 10, ver. 12 Colos, 2 6 Epiphany

Isaiah 60 Luke 3 to ver. 23 Isaiah 49 John 2 to ver. 12 13 ist. Sun.aft. Epiph. S, 44 Matt. 11

46 Rom. 11
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ASTRONOMICAL PHENOMENA. Sundays and of the ofthe Remarkable Days.

Mercury, in the constellations Sagittarius and CaWeek. Year

pricornus, is an evening star throughout the month; on the 27th, at 8h. 21m. P.M., in Perihelion; on the

29th, at ih. 48m. P.M., stationary. 1 Tu 1 Circumcision.

Vénus, in the constellations Sagittarius and Capri

cornus, is a morning star throughout the month. 2

Mars, in the constellation Taurus, on the 15th,

passes the meridian at 9h. 58m. P.M.; on the 23rd, 3 TH 3

at 11h. 5m. P.M., stationary.

Jupiter, in the constellation Virgo, on the 8th, at 4 F 4

10h. om. A.M., stationary; on the 15th passes the

meridian at 3h. 59m. A.M. 5 s 5

Saturn, in the constellation Pisces, on the 15th

passes the meridian at 4h. 35m. P.M. 6% 6 Epiphany, Old Christ. Day Uranus, in the constellation Pisces, on the 12th, 7

at 9h. 58m. P.M., in quadrature with the sun.

The Moon, on the ist, at 10h. Om. P.M., in con8 Tu 8

junction with a Leonis (Regulus) at 0° 10' N.; on

the 3rd, at 4h. 25m. P.M., with Jupiter, at 10 16' 9

S.; on the 5th, at 4h. 58m. P.M., with a Virginis

(Spica) at 6° 47'S.; at oh, 16m. P.M., with a Scorpii 10 TH 10

(Antares), a: 9° 46' S. ; on the 12th, at 8h. Om. A.M.,

in Apogee; 9h 20m. A.M., in conjunction with Venus, 11F 11 Hilary Term begins. at 30 50'S.; on the i5111, at oh. 15m. A.M., with Mer

cury, at 2° 45'S : on the 19th, at 5h, 8m. A.M., with 12 s 12

Saturn, at 1° 3' N.; on the 24th, at oh. 42m. A.M., 1 Sun, after Epiphany. with a Tauri (Aldebara 1' at 0022' S.; at 4h. 5m. 13 S 13 Camb. Lent Term beg.

P.M., with Mars, at 8° 6'N.; at Sh. 18m. P.M. with 14 M 14 Oxford Lent Term begins with B Geminorum (Pollux) at 90 31' N., at 4h. Om.

B Tauri, at 10° 8' N.; on the 27th, at oh. 54m. A.M. 15 Tu 15

P.M. in Perigee. On the 28th, at sh. 56m. A.M. in

conjunction with a Leonis egulus) at 00 5' N.; on 16 W 16

the 31st, at Oh. 44m. A.M., with Jupiter, at 1° u's.

The Constellation Canis Major will be on the me17 TH 17

ridian about midnight in the beginning, and Gemini

and Canis Minor about the middle, of the month. 18 F 18

Eclipses of Jupiter's Satellites.

First Satellite. 3rd, im. at 7h. 37m. 385. A.M.; 19 s 19

5th, Im. at 2h. 5m. 575. A.M.; 12th, Im, at 3h. 59m. 20 $ 20 2 Sunday after Epiphany. Im. at 51. 52m. 203. A.M.; 21st, Im. at oh. 20m. 378.

8s. A.M.; 13th, Im. at 10h. 27m. 245. P.M. ; 19th, 21

A.M.; 26th, Im. at 7h. 45m. 34s. A.M.; 28th, Im. at

2h. 13m. 523. A.M.; 291h, Im. at 8h. 42m. 146. P.M. 22 Tu 22

Second Satellite. 10th, Ím. at oh. 43m. 10s. A.M.;

17th, Iw. at 3h. 17m. 59s. A.M. ; 24th, Im. at 5h. 23 W 23

53m. 18. A.M. Third Satellite. 3rd, Im. at 11h. 7m.

21s. P.M; 4th, Em. at 2h. 26m. 50s. A.M.; 11th, Im. 24 TH 24

at 3h. 5m. 25. Á.M., Em. at 6h. 23m. 55s. A.M.; 18th,

Im. at 7h. 2m. 20s. A.M. Fourth Satellite.' 18th, 25 F

25 Conversion of St. Paul. Im. at 4h. Ilm. 475. A.M.
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1850. 27 S 27 Septuagesima Sunday.

Hegira, 1266. Jan. 1 17 Thebet.

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15 i Rabiu I.

Birth of 29 TU 29

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med. 30 W 30 King Charles I. Martyr.

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28 14 nate 31 TH 31 Hilary Term ends.

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Days. * The Monthly List of Fairs is only a selection of the more important ones.. When they fall on Sunday they are usually held the day after. We have also added a few of the German Fairs which are of commercial interest, each of which continues for three weeks.

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