The Hong Kong Government Gazette/Old Series/No 3

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No. 3.

THE

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Hongkong

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

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.


Notice.

The Supreme Court will hold an Extra Criminal Sessions, this day, at 12 o'clock Noon, for the Trial of The Queen v. Pennington and another.

By Order of the Court,

William Hastings Alexander,
Acting Registrar.


Notice.

The Ordinary Criminal Sessions of the Supreme Court will be held on Saturday, the 15th instant.

William Hastings Alexander,
Acting Registrar.


Steam for
Singapore, Penang, Point de Galle, Aden, Suez, Malta, Marseilles, and Southhampton;
Also,
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,
Superintendent.

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


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 the following Forenoon between the Hours of 9 and 10 o'clock.

Thomas Hyland,
Post-Master.

Post-Office, Victoria, Hongkong,
26th September, 1853.



Government Notification.

His Excellency The Governor is pleased to direct the republication of the Proclamation by Her Most Gracious Majesty The Queen, regulating the Currency of the Coins of the United Kingdom in the Colony, and to make known that, in accordance with the Notification of 27th April last, the said Proclamation will take effect from this date inclusive.

By Order,

W. Caine,
Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office, Victoria,
Hongkong, 1st October, 1853.


Proclamation.

By the Queen.

Whereas it has been represented to Us that in Our Colonies in Australia, New Zealand, Ceylon, Mauritius, and Hongkong, the Silver Coins of Our United Kingdom pass current as an unlimited tender for payments, and it is expedient that the regulations which govern the circulation of the Coins of Our United Kingdom as by law established should be enforced in Our said Colonies; Now, therefore, We, by the advice of Our Privy Council, have thought fit to declare and ordain, and by the advice aforesaid We do hereby declare and ordain, that, within and throughout Our Colonies in Australia, New Zealand, Ceylon, Mauritius, and Hongkong, the Coins of Our United Kingdom shall pass current in the manner directed in the several Acts of Parliament which regulate the currency of the same, and that the Silver Coins of Our United Kingdom shall not be a legal tender in payment of sums exceeding Forty Shillings.

By Her Majesty's Command,

Wm. Jervois.

God save the Queen.

10

Diplomatic Department.

His Excellency Her Majesty's Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of British Trade in China, &c., &c., is pleased to direct that the annexed Comparative Statements of British Import and Export Trade at the Ports of Canton, Amoy, and Shanghae, during the Years 1851 and 1852, as compiled from the Consular Returns, be published for general information.

By Order,

W. H. Medhurst,
Officiating Secretary to H. M.'s Plenipotentiary, &c., &c.

Superintendency of Trade, Hongkong, 5th October, 1853.


Comparative Statement of the British Import Trade at the Three undermentioned Ports in China, during the Years 1851 and 1852.
Name of Port. 1851. 1852. Increase in 1852. Decrease in 1852.
No. of Vessels. Tonnage. Value in Dollars. No. of Vessels. Tonnage. Value in Dollars. No. of Vessels. Tonnage. Value in Dollars. No. of Vessels. Tonnage. Value in Dollars.
Canton, 234 104,334 10,094,261 230 124,385 9,974,022 20,051 4 120,239
Amoy, 75 19,902 1,598,513 87 33,166 1,800,069 12 13,264 201,556
Shanghae, 71 25,098 4,299,192 105 36,761 4,652,310 34 111,663 353,118
Total, 380 149,334 15,991,966 442 194,312 16,426,401 46 44,978 554,674 4 120,239

Abstract.

No. of Vessels.

Tonnage.

Value in Dollars.

1851, 380
140,334
15,991,966
1852, 442
194,312
16,426,401
Net Increase in 1852, 42
44,978
434,435 or at 4s. 9d. —£103,176.6.3.

Superintendency of Trade, Hongkong, 9th August, 1853.

Comparative Statement of the British Export Trade at the Three undermentioned Ports in China, during the Years 1851 and 1852.
Name of Port. 1851. 1852. Increase in 1852. Decrease in 1852.
No. of Vessels. Tonnage. Value in Dollars. No. of Vessels. Tonnage. Value in Dollars. No. of Vessels. Tonnage. Value in Dollars. No. of Vessels. Tonnage. Value in Dollars.
Canton, 233 103,534 13,210,312 223 121,651 6,596,272 18,117 10 6,614,040
Amoy, 48 12,510 261,040 87 32,818 250,050 39 20,308 10,990
Shanghae, 94 36,625 10,402,760 102 34,383 9,018,294 8 2,242 1,384,406
Total, 375 152,669 23,874,112 412 188,852 15,864,616 47 38,425 10 2,242 8,009,496

Abstract.

No. of Vessels.

Tonnage.

Value in Dollars.

1851, 375
152,669
23,874,112
1852, 412
188,852
15,864,616
Net Increase in 1852, 37
36,183
Net Decrease in 1852,

8,009,496 or at 4s. 9d. —£1,902,255.6.0.

Superintendency of Trade, Hongkong, 9th August, 1853.


Printed and Published by Robert Strachan, at the Hongkong Register Office, Queen's Road, Victoria, Hongkong.

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