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No. 2.




Published by Authority.

Victoria, Hongkong; Saturday, October 1, 1853.

Government Notification.

The Contract hitherto in force for the publication of Government Notifications having ceased on the 21st instant,—Notice is hereby given, that the Hong Kong Government Gazette, this day established, will be hereafter the only Official Organ of Proclamations, Notifications, and all Public Papers of this Government.

By Order,

W. Caine,
Colonial Secretary.

Victoria, Hongkong, 24th September, 1853.


The next sitting of the Supreme Court under its Summary Jurisdiction will be held on Friday, the 7th day of October, 1853, at 12 o'clock Noon.

By Order of the Court,

William Hastings Alexander,
Acting Registrar.

Post-Office Notification.

The next general mails by the Steamer Singapore will be closed at 6 P.M., on Monday, the 10th October; and the customary Supplementary Mail will be made up following Forenoon between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

Thomas Hyland,

Post-Office, Victoria, 30th September, 1853.

Steam for
Singapore, Penang, Point de Galle, Aden, Suez, Malta, Marseilles, and Southampton;
Bombay, Madras, and Calcutta.

The Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Steam-ship Singapore, Captain Evans, with Her Majesty's Mails, Passengers, Specie, and Cargo, will leave this for the above Places, on Tuesday, the 11th October, at 2 P. M.

Cargo will be received on board until 5 P. M. on the 9th, specie until Noon on the 10th, and parcels until 2 P. M. on the 10th.

For particulars regarding Freight and Passage, apply at the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company's Office, Hongkong.

Contents, and Value of Packages, are required.

A written declaration of Contents and Value of the Packages for the Overland Route is required by the Egyptian Government, and must be delivered by the Shipper to the Company's Agents with the Bills of Lading, or with Parcels; and the Company do not hold themselves responsible for any Detention or Prejudice which may happen from incorrectness in such declaration.

Robert S. Walker,

P. & O. S. N. Company's Office, Hongkong, 28th September, 1853.

Government Notification.

The following Return of Notes in Circulation and Specie in Reserve, at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong, is published for general information.

By Order,

W. Caine,
Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria, Hongkong,
29th September, 1853.

Account of the Average Amount of Notes in Circulation at the Bank of the Oriental Bank Corporation in Hongkong for the Month ending 31st August, 1853, rendered in accordance with the terms of Her Majesty's Royal Charter of Incorporation.

Notes issued,………………$63,640*

* Exclusive of the Notes of the Oriental Bank still outstanding.


Wm. Lamond,
(illegible text) Manager.

Oriental Bank Corporation, Hongkong,
1st September, 1853.

I inspected this day the Books and Treasure Vault of the Oriental Bank Corporation, and hereby certify that I found the necessary Amount of Specie as required by the Charter.


W. T. Mercer,
Colonial Treasurer.

28th September, 1853.