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PRELIMINARY NOTES FOR THE YEAR. Golden Number

Septuagesima Sunday

Jan. 20 Dominical Letters FE Shrove Tuesday

Feb,

5 Cycle of the Sun

17
Easter Sunday

Mar.
Epaet..

23
Whit Sunday

May 11 Roman Indiction

Trinity Sunday

May 18 Julian Period 6569 Advent Sunday

..... Nov. 30 The Year 1856 is Leap Year.

ECLIPSES IN 1856. April 3. SUN. A total eclipse, invisible generally at lh. 29-7m. A.M., mean at Greenwich. Begins on the earth time at Greenwich, in longitude 70° 37' generally at 3h. 44.9m. A.M., mean E., and latitude 65° 56 N.; ends on time at Greenwich, in longitude the earth generally at 6h. 23.om. A.M., 44° 39 E, and latitude 589 51' S.; in longitude 1700° 15' E., and latitude ends on the earth generally at 8b. 16-3m. 70 54' N. Central eclipse begins geA.M., in longitude 1465 17' E., and nerally at 3h. 19•ám. A.M., in longilatitude 20% S. Central eclipse at tude 156° 20W, and latitude 80° 6' əh. 16-9m. A.M., in longitude 101° 28' N.; ends generally at 4h. 38-2m. A.M., E, and latitude 57° 53' S.

in longitude 1640'8" W., and latitude April 20. MOON partially eclipsed, in- 41° 44' N. risible at Greenwich; first contact with Oct. 13. MOON partially eclipsed, visible the Penumbra at 6h. 1.5*3m. A.M. mean at Greenwich. First contact with the time at Greenwich; first contact with Penumbra at sh. 226m. P.M., mean the shadow at ih.34.1m. A.M.; middle time at Greenwich ; first contact with of the eclipse at 9h. 6.4m. A.M.; last the shadow at 9h. 21 im. ; middle of contact with the shadow at 10h. 38.7m. the eclipse 10h. 54.1; last contact with A.M.; last contact with the Penumbra the shadow, Isth, at 'oh. 27 m, A.M.; at 11h. 5. 3m. A.M. Magnitude of the last contact with the Penumbra at eclipse, (moon's diameter =1) 0:706 on Th. 25 m. Magnitude of the eclipse the northern limb.

(moon's diameter = 1) 0-994 on the Sept. 29. SUN. Annular eclipse, inrisible southern limb.

at Greenwich. Begins on the earth

THE FOUR QUARTERS OF THE YEAR.
SPRING Quarter begins March 20 9h 49" morning.
SUMMER

June 21 6 33 morning.
AUTUMNAL

Sept. 22

8 53 afternoon. WINTER

Dec. 21 2 39 afternoon,

TERMS AND RETURNS.
HILARY TERM begins 11th January--Ends 31st January.

EASTER TERM begins 15th April -- Ends 8th May.

TRINITY TERM begins 22nd May-Ends 12th June.
MICHAELMAS TERM begins 2nd Nov.-Ends 25th Nov.
OXFORD TERMS.

Mich. .... Oct. 10 .Nov. 12 midn. Dec. 16
Begins. Ends. The Commencement will be July 1.
Lent Term
Jan. 14 ..... Mar. 15

TERMS IN ENGLAND Easter Term ...... Apr.

. May 10

Usually taken in Leases. Trinity Term ...... May 14......July 5 25 March Lady Day | 29 Sept. . Mich. Day Michaelmas Term..Oci 10...... Dec. 17 24 June.. Midsum. 25 Dec... Christinas. The Act will be July 1.

IN SCOTLAND.

Candlemas...Feb. 2 | Lammas ... Aug. 1 CAMBRIDGE TERMS.

Whitsunday May15 | Martinmas.. Nov. 11 Begins. Divides, Ends.

• This term in Scotch leases does not chepend Lent....Jan. 13. Feb. 12 midn... Mar. 14

upon the moveable Feast of Whitsuntide, but is Easter.. Apr. 2.. May 18 midn... July 4

permanent.

Jan. 5,

TRANSFER DAYS. The Transfer Days are now Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Divi. dends are due at the following dates after an interval of three days, or if a Sunday intervenes of four days. AT THE BANK.

no Transfer can be made after 1 o'clock Bank Stock

Apr. 5, Oct. 10

on Saturdays. 3 per Cent. Cons.

Transfer at the Bank must be made by 3 per Cent. 1726..

July 5 half-past 2 o'clock; at the India House 3 per Cent. Reduc.

Apr. 5. Oct. 10 by 3.
New 34 per Cent. Annuit. Apr. 5. Oct. 10
New 5 per Cent. Annuit. Jan. 5. July 5

E.rpense of Transfer in
Annuities for Terms of

Bk. Stock, 251, & under, ss.; above that sum, 12s. Years, ending 10th Oct.

Inuia Stock, 1l. 10s.; non-transfer days, 28. 6d. 1859, pursuant to 10th

extra. Geo. IV.

Apr. 5, Oct. 10 Powers of Attorney for the Sale or Annuities for Terms of

Transfer of Stock must be deposited at Years, ending 5th Jan.

the Bank, &c. for examination, one day 1860, pursuant to 10th

before they can be acted upon; if for reGeo. IV.

Jan. 5, July 5 ceiving Dividends, it is sufficient to preLong Ann, ending 1860 .. Apr.5, Oct. 10 sent them at the time the first Dividend Old 3 per Cent. Ann. Apr. 5, Oct. 10

becomes payable. 3 per Cent. 1751

Jan 5, July 5 The expense of a Power of Attorney is

11. Is. 6d. for each Stock separately, but AT THE EAST INDIA HOUSE. for Bank and India Stock, 11. 113. 6d.; Stock ......

Jan. 5, July 5

and when required to be made out on the Interest on India Bonds,

same day, half-past Twelve o'clock is the Mar. 31, Sep. 30

latest time for receiving orders. The boxes Tickets for preparing Transfer of Stock

for receiving Powers of Attorney for Sale must be given in at each Ofice before 1

close at Two o'clock. o'clock.- At the East India House before 2.

All Probates of Wills, Letters of Admi. Private Transfers may be made at other

nistration, and other proofs of decease, are times than as above, the Books not being required to be left at the Bank, &c., for shut, by paying at the Bank and India

Registration from two to three clear days, House, 28. 6d. extra for each Transfer; but

exclusive of holidays.

due ...

HOLIDAYS KEPT AT THE PUBLIC OFFICES IN 1856. 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.

Excise, STAMPS, AND TAXES OFFICES. Good Friday, March 21. Day appointed to be kept as the Queen's Birth-day. Coronation

Day, June 28. Prince of Wales's Birth-day, Nov. 9. Christmas Day, Dec. 23. All the above days are also ordered to be kept as holidays by the officers and servants

of the Custom House and the Dock Companies of the United Kingdom, except the Prince of Wales's birthday and the Coronation day. At the Stamps and Taxes Ofice, the Restoration of Charles II., May 29; Whit Monday and Tuesday (May 12 and 13), are kept in addition.

INDIA HOUSE.
Good Friday, March 21. 1 Christmas Day, December 25.

BANK OF ENGLAND,
Good Friday, March 21. I Christmas Day, December 25.

And in the Transfer Offices, 1st May and 1st 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.

British Museum. The Public are admitted on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, between the hours of

Ten and Four during the months of November, December, January, and February; between Ten and Five during the months of September, October, March, and April and between Ten and Six during the months of May, June, July, and August. 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

Ist 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 (1856)

IX TUE SEVERAL COUNTIES OP ENGLAND AND WALES. By the Act I 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 9, July 2, as Susser, West Div. Peterborough, W. Oct. 15.

as Bedford. BERKS--Tu. Abingdon, Jan. 1, April 8, NOTTINGHAMSHIREJuly 1, and Oct. 14.

Nottingham, M, as Cheshire. Brcks-- Aylesbury, Tu. same as Berks. Newark, F. as Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE - Cambridge County, F. Jan. 4, East Retford, M. after Newark.

April 11, July 4, Oct. 17. For the Town, Town of Nottingham-Two days after the Monday before.

the County Sessions. CHESHIRE-Chester, M. Dec. 31, 1855, NORTHUMBERLAND- The County Sessions Apr. 7, June 30, Oct. 13.

are held alternately at Netrcastle-on. CORNWALL-Bodmin, Tu. same as Berks. Tyne, Morpeth, Hexham, and Alnwick. CUMBERLAND-Tu. as Berks, Jan, and June Th. same as Northampton. Toun of

at Carlisle, April & Oct. at Cockermouth. Newcastle, W. previous. DERBYSRIRÉ- April Sessions at Chester - OXFORDSHIRE-Oxford, County and City,

field, the others at Derby, Tu same as M. as Cheshire. Banbury, the preceding Berks.

Saturday. DEVONSHIRE-Ereter, Tu same as Berks. RUTLANDSHIRE-Oakham, Tu. as Berks.

Exeter City, on preceding Monday. SHROPSHIRE—Shrewsbury, Tu. as Berks. DORSETSHIRE--Dorchester, Tu. as Berks. For the Town, the Monday preceding. Dr Rhay-M. same as Cheshire.

SOMERSETSHIRE-Taunton, Tues. Jan. 1, ELY, Isle of-W. as Bedford, at Wisbeach, July 1. Wells, Apr. 8, Oct. 14. Bath or Ely.

on the following Fridays. Essex-Colchester and Harwich, M. same STAFFORDSHIRE--Stafford, W. as Bedford.

as Cheshire. Chelmsford, Tu, as Berks. SUFFOLK-Beccles, M. as Cheshire, WoodGLOCCESTERSHIRE-Gloster, Tu, as Berks. bridge, W. as Bedford, Ipswich, F. as HAMPSHIRE-Winchester, Tu. as Berks. Cambridge; and Bury, M. following. HeEFORDSHIRE-Hereford, M. as Cheshire. SURREY-New Sessions House, Newington, HERTFORDSHIRE - Hertford, M. same as Tu. Jan. I. Reigate, April 8. Guild

Cheshire. St. Alban's, the same week. ford, July 1. Kingston, Oct. 14. HONTINGDONSHIRE --M. same as Cheshire. SCSSEX -- Eastern Division: Lewes, M. KENT-Canterbury, Tu. Jan. 1, Fr. Apr. same as Cheshire.

Western Division : II. Tu, July 1, Fr. Oct. 14. Maid- Petworth, Th. Jan. 3, and April 10. Hor. stone, Th. Jan 3, Tu. Apr. 8, Th. July 3, sham, July 3. Chichester, Oct. 16. Tu. Oct, 14.

WARWICKSHIRE-Warwick, M. as Cheshire. LANCASHIRE - Lancaster, M. same Coventry, on the following Wednesday.

Cheshire. Adjournments are held at WESTMINSTER--City, are generally held on

Preston, at Salford, and at Kirkdale. the Thursday preceding the Quarter-Ses. LEICESTERSHIRE-Leicester as Cheshire. sions for Middleser. LASCOLNSHIRE

WESTMORLAND—Appleby, W. as Bedfd., Livolo city / Sat. Jan.5 Apr. 12 July s Oct. 18

and by adjournment at Kendal. Parts of Lindsey. Kinon.. Fr. Jan. 4 April 11 July 4 Oct. 17

WILTSHIRE-Tu. Devizes, Jan. I. Salis. Loerb Tu. April 15 Oct. 21

bury, April 8. Warminster, July 1. Spitsby .. Tu.Jan.s

July 8

Marlborough, Oct. 14. Boarn and Boston, Tu. as Berks; Sleaford,

WORCESTERSHIRE-Worcester, M. same as and Spalding, Th. Jan. 3, April 10, July

Cheshire. Worcester City the day following. 3, Oct. 16.

YORKSHIRE-York City, M. as Cheshire. MIDDLESEX-General or adjourned Ses. East RIDING: Beverley, Tu, as Berks.

cions are held at least twice a month at West Riding: Knaresborough, M. Dec. the Sessions House, Clerkenwell, usually

31. Wakefield, Tu. Jan. 1. Sheffield, F. on the alternate Tuesdays; and ad. Jan. 4. Pontefract, M. April 7. Skipjourned Sessions are also held at West. ton, M. June 30. Bradford, Tu. July 1. minster (Broad Sanctuary). The Lon. Rotherham, F. July 4. Knaresborough, DON Sessions are held four times a year

M. Oct. 13. Leeds, Tu. Oct. 14. Donat the Guildhall. The Tower Liberty caster, F. Oct. 17. NORTH RIDING : Sessions are held eight times a year at Northallerton, Tu. as Berks.

the Sessions House, Wellclose-square. MoxxoUTISKIRE-Usk, M. as Cheshire. The Quarter Sessions through North and NORFOLK — Shire House, Norwich, W. SOUTH WALES are held by the same rule same as Bedford; City of Norwich the

as the foregoing, the magistrates deterday before.

mining the day of the week on which XosraAMPTOXSHIRE --- Northampton, Th. I the Sessions shall commence.

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