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< FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT. LONDON, THURSDAY. THE announcement made by Lord Clarendou, that war was the only solution that could be anticipated of the Eastern question, sent the funds down, till Wednesday noon; still they had a buoyant tendency this morning, as well as at the close of yesterday, in consequence of rumours having been afloat, that late accounts from St. Petersburgh'still spoke of peace being preserved, and that some change might be hoped to take place in the stern resolves of the Emperor. Such hopes were, however, considered fallacious, and nothing further has transpired to lead the public to suppose there can be any other solution of the present grave state of affairs, than that spoken of by the Foreign Minister. All diplo- matic relations have now ceased between the Courts of London, Paris, and St. Petersburgh and the three powers are making the most formidable preparations for war. The government of Louis Napoleon have concluded a loan for an amount equal to 28,000,000, and the Bank of France has just advanced to the State, 22,400,000. So far for the sinews of war. The troops of France and England, destined for service in the East, will first, it is understood, rendez- vous in the island of Mithelene, and will comprise an army of all arms, amounting to Eighty Thousand men. Many of the African regiments will embark under General Pellisser, —a name of fearful import in the Kabyl war;-but the commander-in-chief will be Conrobert, a former aid-de-camp of the Duke of Orleans, but now an attached supporter of the Napoleon regime. The British expeditionary force will, it is said, amount to Twenty Thousand men and Lord Gough, who has just got the Sixtieth, will, it is said, com- mand them; but the cavalry will be led by the brave, skilful, and dashing Thackwell. The Russian cavalry in Wallachia is composed of some of the finest regiments in the Imperial service, and will be formidable opponents, though their horses are notoriously inferior to ours, the men have, of course, seen more service than our dragoons still, many of our regiments are the best disciplined in the world. The Infantry under orders for service are as follow, and the days are specified when they are to embark 4th. 22d March. 7th. 25th „ 9th 6th „ 14th 3d „ 17th 4th „ 21st 15th 27th 10th „ 28th 17th „ 35 th 13th „ 38th 28th „ 39th 2nd „ 42nd 30th „ 50th 0 018th 62nd 7th „ 63rd 5th 79th 29th „ 82nd 0 .16th 88th. 27th „ 89th 1st Jf 90th 9th „ 93rd o 21st 95th 24th Thus the military force left in the united kingdom, will be considerably reduced; but it is understood that thirty thousand of the militia will be called out for service, and that a camp will soon be formed at Chobham for the full development of the soldiering qualities of the men. The Irish militia is also to be embodied and Scotia's sons will be called upon to rank among the militia force of the empire. So far. so well. From this truly national army, be it re- collected that the legions of Wellington were recruited, and history tells us how they met and conquered the before supposed invincible troops of Soult and Massena. It is now understood that Sir Charles Napier will com- mand the imposing force we purpose, when the ice breaks up, of sending to the Baltic. He will have Admiral Chads as his second in command—an officer second to none in all the qualities essential for close fighting. Lord Dundonald was talked of for the supreme command, but extreme age has come upon him, and the great and dashing Lord Coch- rane of other days, is now but a shadow of himself.'—Eheu ? The ships are rapidly being manned. The sending two thousand coast guard afloat—brave, hardy, and disciplined sailors—will form a nucleus for many a future gallan t crew. The pensioners of Greenwich Hospital have not been overlooked at the momentary crisis. An order was pro- mulgated at Portsmouth, last evening. which has caused quite a sensation among the veterans now living at home at ease, and of which the following is a copy :— "All Greenwich pensioners under 60 years of age, NO MATTER HOW EMPLOYED OR ENGAGED, are directed to attend at the Pension-office between this day and Saturday next, for the purpose of receiving a printed form, to attend on Tuesday, the 14th instant, for inspection by officers from the Admiralty, to ascertain their fitness for service. If this notice is not attended to, they will be subject to Joss of pension. February 8, 18&tr — •* Omer Pasha has entirely recovered from his late serious indisposition, and the Turkish Army in the Danube are receiving large reinforcements. A great battle is daily expected. The investigation ordered by the House of Commons into the alleged corruption of honourable members SELLING places of trust, has created an immense sensation and it is hoped that Mr. Hudson's allegations against certain hon. members, sitting on railway committees, will be rigidly investigated.







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