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EXPENSE OF COLLECTING THE REVENTJK. It appears from a Parliamentary paper just published, respecting the collection of taxes for the year ending January 5 1837. that the following sums were not paid into the Exchequer, but were deducted from the gross amount received by the Revenue Department, viz: customs, including drawback, £ 913,368, £ 2,506,645 5s. 7d.; Excise, including drawback 4'8(j8 -570, £ J2,023,963 14s. 9d. Stamps, £ 283,272 17s. 3d.; Taxe*, if'229,564 9s. lOd Posi-ofhce, £ "724,025 14s.; Crown Lands, 1"384,550 11s 5d. small sums of hereditary revenue, finE", fee", and forfeitures, « £ >5,392 14s. 5d. Thus the total amount of deductions by several departments from the gross receipts, and not paid into the Exchequer, was 1:6,155,417 7s. 3d. The total receipts by all other departments from all sources except Parliamentary grants or issues from the Exchequer, was £ 707,439 Os. lid. The total amount for charges of collection and other charges on account of the Post-office was X721,739 17s. lid. ROBBERY OF THE LORD CHANCELLOR'S PURSE AND ROBES.—Monday, on the rising of the Court, his Lordship called the attention of the bar to the present insecure state of the court, in respect to depredators. About two months back his chamber had been broken into, and the purse and robes carried off. The ralue of the former was fifty guine s, but fortunately it contained no money at the time. oil Saturday last the chamber was again entered by means of breakingsome panels out of the door. The thief, or thieves, however, found nothing on this occasion in the apartment, save a curtain, which was taken away. His Lordship complained that the board of works should permit the courts to remain in so very insecure a state. — Dublin Paper. SPITALFIELDS WEAVERS' BALL.—Last week a grand ball was given at the King's Theatre, by com- mand of his Majesty, at which the ladies appeared in satin or silk of SpitalHelds manufacture, while the gentlemen wore fancy waistcoats of the same fabric. The theatre was transformed from its usual sombre hue into one of excessive splendour, being most gorgeously hung with festoons ot satin and silk. In the absence of their Majesties from indisposition, the Princess Victoria occupied the L centre seat in the Royal balcony, surrounded by her illustrious relatives. It is computed that 2,300 were present, including the whole of the foreign ambassadors. The gracious design of their Majes. ties in commanding this fete has been fully answered by the powerful stimulus it has given to the silk trade. GKEENACRE. There are several claimants to the reward offered by Government of ifloo, and ^5U by the parish of Paddington, for the discovery of the murderer of Hannah Brown. Her brother, William Gay, who gave the clue that led to the apprehension of Greenacre, has made repeated applications. The authorities have not decided to whom it shall be given, and Gay hascommenced an action (under a local Act) in the Court of Common Pleas against Mr Pittman, the vestry clerk of Paddington, to recover the sum of £ b0. It is understood that the reward offered by Government will remain in abeyance until a decision by a competent tribunal is pronounced on the subject.






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