13 DECEMBER 1856, Page 9

The Queen has been pleased to give and grant unto

Colonel the Honour- able William Lygon Pakenham, C B., her Majesty's Royal licence and per- mission that he may accept and wear the cross of a Commander of the Se- cond Class of the Order of St. Maurice and St.. Lazarus, which the King of Sardinia hath been pleased to confer upon him, in testimony of his approba- tion of his distinguished services before the enemy during the late war.— Gazette.

The Gazette of last night contains a Treasury warrant revoking certain warrants previously issued, and stating that packets consisting of books, publication% ;or works of literature or art, whether British, Colonial, or Foreign,' and all packets consisting of printed votes and proceedings of the Imperial Parliament or the Colonial Leqtures, may be transmitted by the post between any part of the United • dom and any parts of the Co- lonies, respectively, of New Zealand, New oath' Wales, South Australia,. Western Australia, and Tasmania ; and that on every such packet so trans- mitted, if not exceeding half a pound in weight, there shall be charged the uniform single rate of postage of 84. ; for every such packet exceeding half a pound in weight, there shall be paid such progressive and additional rates of postage as are directed to be charged on the packets authorized to be trans- mitted by the post under the provisions of the warrant bearing date the 22d. of February 18,55 and remaining unrepealed.