29 DECEMBER 1855, Page 8

The Gazette of last night contains two important announcements,— one,

that "the blockade of all ports, roads, havens, and creeks belonging to the enemy, was entirely raised on the 10th instant" ; and the other, that the Lords of the Council have been pleased to prohibit the exporta- tion of saltpetre and nitrate of potash (articles extensively used in the manufacture of naval and military stores) "to her Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in North America, including the West Indian islands, as well as to all foreign countries."