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guineas, from the inhabitants of the united parliamentary
boroughs of Hythe, Folkestone, and Sandgate. The
presentation was made on the 22nd inst., by a deputation
headed by Mr. Brockman, the Member for the
district. In replying to the address, General Evans
said: "It was impossible we could always have a perfect
war establishment on a military scale. We had happily
enjoyed 40 years of peace, and opinions would not admit
of the continued maintenance of a large standing army.
He would recall to their minds the many military wars
in which this country had been engaged, and it would
be found that the British forces seldom attained decisive
success until at least a third campaign had set in. He
might instance the war which immediately followed the
breaking out of the French Revolution. England was
great and powerful as a commercial nation, and he had
no doubt that the present contest would be brought to a
termination as decisive in its results as it would be
glorious to British arms. The army sent to the Crimea,
though young, had vindicated the honour of its country.
There was no other army to send. It was young, but
it had done its duty. Many mistakes in details had
certainly occurred, but they had been the result of
inexperience. No want of judgment, in his mind, had been
evinced by any officer of that staff in which he had had
the honour of holding an humble post." He added, in
answer to a remark from one of the deputation, that
"he had of late read many statements on the condition
of the troops. It was not his province, on that occasion,
to enter into this question; but he had no objection to
say one thing, and that was, that when he left head-
quarters the army was not in the condition described in
some reports. More he could not say. He would again
remind them that at the commencement of a war many
mistakes generally took place, and after 40 years' peace
such mistakes ought not to occasion much surprise."

The Marquis of Clanricarde, and his son Lord Dunkellin,
are profuse in their expressions of gratitude to
the Czar for the release of the latter from his captivity
as a prisoner of war, in Russia. The Marquis expresses
the "lively gratitude and profound emotion" with
which he is inspired by the "kind and gracious recollection"
which the Czar " has been pleased to preserve"
of him. "The order which the Emperor has issued in
regard to my son is perfectly in harmony with the
personal goodness that his Majesty formerly exhibited
towards me, and which I can never forget. I have
motives for thinking that no one can better comprehend
than his Imperial Majesty the public duties which under
unfortunate circumstances are required of us." Lord
Dunkellin is not less grateful: addressing the Governor
of Kaluga, he says: "This magnanimity, which restores
me to complete freedom, and unconditionally, is really
the act of a great man; and although I shall never be
in a situation to express to him my whole gratitude with
words, I nevertheless pray you to have the kindness to
inform the Minister of War how deeply I am moved by
the noble and magnanimous conduct of his Majesty the
Emperor. My heart will never forget it. An agreeable
recollection will always remain in it of my short, and,
through your thousand acts of kindness, noways
unpleasant, imprisonment at Kaluga."

It deserves to be generally known that Lieut.-Colonel
J. H. Elphinstone  Dalrymple, of the Scots Fusilier
Guards, who was ill on board ship in the harbour of
Balaklava on the 5th of November, no sooner heard of
the attack on the British lines, than he rose from his
sick bed, and though suffering from fever, and the effects
of a wound in the knee which he received at the battle
of the Alma, made his way to the scene of action, and
(the senior officers being at that time killed or wounded)
took the command of the battalion, from about one
o'clock till the shattered remnant of the brave band was
marched off the ground at four P.M. This energetic
action nearly cost the gallant officer his life; a violent
relapse of the fever ensued, and a medical board decided
on sending him instantly to England for the restoration
of his health, which is now improving.

The following interesting notice appeared in the
Gazette of the 12th inst.: "The Queen has been pleased
to grant unto private Andrew Anderson, of the Sappers
and Miners, her royal license and permission that he
may accept and wear the Order of the Medjidie, which
the Sultan has been pleased to confer upon him, in
approbation of his distinguished bravery and good conduct
at the passage of the Danube on the 7th of July last,
and subsequently in rescuing the body of his commanding
officer, Lieutenant Burke, after he had fallen; and
that he may enjoy all the rights and privileges thereunto
annexed; provided, nevertheless, that her Majesty's
said license and permission do not authorise, and shall
not be deemed or construed to authorise the assumption
of any style, appellation, rank, or precedence, appertaining
unto a Knight Bachelor of these realms. And also
to command that her Majesty's said concession and
especial mark of her royal favour be registered, together
with the relative documents, in her Majesty's College
of Arms."

Certain English residents at Pau have paid a graceful
compliment to Madame Bosquet, the mother of the
French General. As a token of their estimation of the
prompt and efficient aid which General Bosquet brought
to the British troops at the battle of Inkermann, they
presented Madame Bosquet, on New Year's Day, with
a handsome silver-gilt coffee service.

M. Granier de Cassagnac has received from the Pope
the cross of the order of St. Gregory the Great. He
lately received from his Holiness, to whom he had dedicated
his "Histoire des Causes de la Révolution Franchise,"
an autograph letter in Latin, highly encomiastic
of that work; but at the same time telling him—"I
have not yet, my son, been able to read it."

Cardinal Wiseman has been appointed by the Pope a
member of the Sacred Congregation of the Index.

The Earl of Elgin arrived at Liverpool from Canada
on the 9th inst., in the Pacific. The next day he met
the principal members of the American Chamber of
Commerce and the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, in
the drawing-room of the Town-hall; and received from
them addresses congratulating him on his return, and
expressing their satisfaction at his sound commercial
policy, and the treaty which he has negotiated with the
United States.

Mr. Carleton, the Irish writer of fiction, announces,
through the columns of the Nation, that he is about to
leave Ireland for ever, and to close the remainder of his
days in Canada. This information he embodies in the
following stanza:—

"Ungrateful country, I resign
The debt you owe to me and mine;
My sore neglectyour guilt and shame
And fling you back your curse of fame."

Mr. Carleton has been for many years receiving a
Government pension amounting to £200 per annum, as
an acknowledgment of his literary merits.

Obituary of Notable Persons.

The EARL OF LEITRIM died on the 2nd inst., at his seat,
Killadoon, county of Kildare, in his eighty-seventh year.

19th ult . at Scutari, from the effects of the wounds which he
received in the battle of Inkermann, on the 5th of November.

GENERAL HUSKISSON died on the 31st ult., in Mount-street,
Grosvenor-square. aged eighty-two. He was brother of the
late Right Hon. W. Huskisson.

COMMANDER JOLLY, of her Majesty's schooner Bermuda,
who lately distinguished himself in the Grey Town affair,
died at sea on the 17th ult.

SIR ADAM FERGUSON, the friend of Scott, and a man of note
in the literary and convivial circles of the last generation, died
on the 1st inst., at the advanced age of eighty-six. Sir Adam
was the eldest of three sons of the well-known Dr. Adam
Ferguson, the predecessor of Dugald Stewart in the Moral
Philosophy Chair of the University of Edinburgh.

the Royal Engineers, died on the 3rd inst., at his house in
Onslow-square, aged seventy-three.

LORD ROBERTSON, of the First Division of the Court of
Session of Scotland, died suddenly of apoplexy, on the 10th
inst., at his house in Edinburgh, in his sixtieth year.

of Sardinia, died on the 12th inst., at Turin, after seven days'
illness, at the age of fifty-four.

THE QUEEN CONSORT OF SARDINIA  died on the 20th inst., of
puerperal fever.

SIR GEORGE WOMBWELL, Bart., died suddenly at his resi-
dence in George-street, Hanover-square, on the 14th inst., in
his sixty-third year.

REAR-ADMIRAL FORBES died on the 13th inst. He was