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Sir B. Hawes, K.C.B., to Mr. Maitland.

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DEPARTMENTS. SIR,

War Office, 24th December 1858. I HAVE the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of Examination of

Commissariat the 20th instant, and with reference to that part which alludes to the

Officers. correspondence which terminated in May 1856, I am directed by Secretary Major-General Peel to state, for the information of the Civil Service Commissioners, that the gentlemen whom it is now proposed to subject to an examination were all appointed previously to June 1856, and that no fresh appointments to the commissariat have been made since the arrangement referred to.

General Peel entirely approves of the memorandum which accompanied your letter, and of the suggestion of the Commissioners respecting the course to be pursued when the candidate selects any other foreign language than those named in the paper.

A list of the clerks is herewith forwarded, as requested, and the four gentlemen now in England have been directed to place themselves in communication with you some days before the 4th proximo, with a view to appearing before the Commissioners on that day.

I have, &c.

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Mr. Maitland to Mr. Godley. SIR,

6th January 1859. REFERRING to the correspondence which has taken place as to the examination of commissariat clerks and to the list enclosed with your letter of the 20th December last,

I am directed by the Civil Service Commissioners to forward papers for the examination of the clerks at the different stations.

The Commissioners assume that it will be possible to bring the clerks at each station under examination at the same time, as some advantage might otherwise be gained by those called in late from the reports of others who have preceded them.

I have, &c.

SIR,

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE.

(Extract.) Mr. Maitland to Lieut.-General Sir G. A. Wetherall, K.C.B.

Civil Service Commission,

Limits of age 12th February 1858.

on transfer In reply to your letter of the 10th instant, notifying the nomination from another of Mr. to a clerkship in the Recruiting Department of the Department. Adjutant-General's

Office ; I am to observe that the candidate's age probably exceeds the maximum limit fixed by your letter of 12th December 1856, and that no rule extending the limits of age in favour of those already in the public service exists, as far as the Commissioners are aware, in your Department. If you consider it desirable that there should be such a rule, the Commissioners will be glad to be informed as to the extent of indulgence which you would propose to concede.

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I have, &c.

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Sir G. A. Wetherall to Mr. Maitland.
DEPARTMENTS.
SIR,

Horse Guards, S.W., 12th March 1858. Limits of age

In reference to your letter of the 12th ultimo (No. 683–58), with on transfer

its enclosure, requesting to be informed whether I consider it desirablo from another

that a rule extending the limits of age in favour of candidates for Department.

appointments in this department who have already been employed in the public service, I beg to request that you will be pleased to submit to the Civil Service Commissioners, that power may be given, when a vacancy in this office is filled up by transfer from another department, to extend the maximum to thirty-six, provided the probationer had been appointed to his first office between seventeen and twenty-five.

This indulgence being conceded, I have the honour to acquaint you that Mr. aged thirty-six, who first entered the public service as clerk in the Royal Navy at the age of twenty-two, and whose testimonials, enclosed in my letter of the 10th ultimo, appear to render him an acquisition to the public service, will be ready for examination by the Civil Service Commissioners on Tuesday next the 16th instant, and will wait on you on Saturday to receive further instructions.

I have, &c.
P.S.--This nomination is for a temporary clerkship in the Recruiting
Department of this office, and the subjects for examination are,-

Précis of official papers,
Writing from dictation,
Correspondence,
Arithmetic (including vulgar and decimal fractions),
Geography, and
General Outlines of History.

Mr. Maitland to Sir G. A. Wetherall. Limits of age SIR,

16th March 1858. for Temporary In reply to your letter of the 12th instant, relative to the case of Clerks.

Mr.

-, and to the proposed extension of the limits of age, as at present fixed, for the Adjutant-General's Office, in the case of those who have previously been employed in the public service;

I am directed by the Civil Service Commissioners to state that they were not before aware that Mr. has been nominated as a temporary clerk, and that they think all difficulty will be removed if you are disposed to adopt, in the case of those clerks, the limits established for the same class in the War Office and in that of the Commander-in chief, viz.. eighteen and forty.

The Commissioners are led to offer this suggestion, because the extension now proposed is considerably greater than they had contemplated, and would not, if it were adopted, enable them to grant a certificate to Mr.

who quitted the public service in 1847 and returned in 1850, after having been two years in the employ of a railway company. In all cases of this nature it has been thought necessary that there should have been continuous service, either from first appointment or from a time at which the candidate was within the limits of age for the situation to which he desires to be transferred. Mr. been observed, quitted the public service in 1847, and when he returned in 1850 he was twenty-nine years of age.

I have, &c.

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Sir G. A. Wetherall to Mr. Maitland.

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DEPARTMENTS. SIR,

Horse Guards, S.W., 18th March 1858. I HAVE the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the Limits of age 16th instant, and to acquaint you that I consider it would be an advan- for Temporary tage to this office, in the selection of temporary clerks, to adopt the Clerks. limits of age established in the departments specified therein, viz., eighteen and forty.

I have, &c.

Col. Forster, K.H., to Mr. Maitland.
SIR,

Horse Guards, S.W., 1st May 1858.
In reference to my letter of the 18th of March last, I beg to state,

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that my intention was that the limits of age for established clerks in
this department should remain unaltered, namely, from 16 to 25 ; and
for temporary clerks to be from 16 to 40, the extension of age in the
latter case being considered advisable.

I have, &c.

Mr. Maitland to Sir G. A. Wetherall,

Civil Service Commission, SIR,

3rd May 1858. In reply to your letter of the 1st instant relative to the limits of age in the case of candidates for clerkships in the Adjutant-General's Office ;

I am directed by the Civil Service Commissioners to state, that they will regulate, in accordance with your wishes as now communicated to them, their decision as to the eligibility of candidates in respect of age.

I have, &c.

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF'S OFFICE.

Sir,

Major-General Sir C. Yorke, K.C.B., to Mr. Maitland.

Horse Guards, 16th July 1858. Scheme of exThe General Commanding.in-Chief having nominated Mr. amination for to a clerkship on the establishment in His Royal Highness' Office, I am Clerks on the directed to request that you will cause this gentleman to be examined Establishment. as soon as convenient on the subjects mentioned in the accompanying statement, with a view to ascertain his fitness for the appointment in question.

I have also to request that you will let me know the day on which Mr. will be required to attend for examination.

I have, &c.

ENCLOSURE.
Established Clerks, Commander-in-Chief's Office.

STATEMENT of Qualifications and Examinations.
Candidates for the situation of “Established Clerks" in the Commander-in-Chief's
office must possess the following qualifications :-

1. They must be between 18 and 25 years of age.
2. They must be of good character.
3. They must be in sound health.

Candidates will consequently be required to produce satisfactory evidence on these points, such as a certificate of birth, a medical certificate, and certificates of' respectability and moral conduct.

WAR They will be examined by the Civil Service Commissioners in the under-mentioned DEPARTMENTS. branches of knowledge:

Latin, or one foreign language (French or German, for instance), the choice being Scheme of ex

left to the candidates. amination for

Arithmetic up to and including vulgar and decimal fractions. Clerks on the

English composition, in the shape of an essay on some subject which will be

given.
Establishment. Précis of official papers.

Writing from diciation
Geography.

A good clear handwriting.
In cach of these subjects the candidate must pass a satisfactory examination.

If there be any other branches of knowledge besides those specified, in which a candidate would like to be examined, he should name them to the Civil Service Commissioners, and the Commissioners, if they think it expedient, will cause the candidate to be examined accordingly, and on his evincing a creditable proficiency, will append to his certificate of qualification an honorary certificate.

QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE.
Mr. Maitland to Major-General Sir R. Airey, K.C.B.

Civil Service Commission, Limit of age for SIR,

28th September 1858. Temporary,

In reply to your letter of the 25th instant, notifying your nomiClerks.

nation of Mr. as temporary clerk in the Quartermaster-General's Department, and proposing, that for the reason specified, the limit of age should in his case be extended so as to render him eligible for appointment,

I am directed by the Civil Service Commissioners to state, that in the War Office, and in the Offices of the Commander-in-Chief and the Adjutant-General, the maximum limit of age for temporary or supernumerary clerks is forty ; while in your department it is twenty-five. The Commissioners would suggest that a general extension of the limits of age for temporary clerks might probably be found advantageous in future cases, while it would be free from the objections to which an exception in favour of a particular candidate is liable.

I have, &c.

Major-General Sir R. Airey, K.C.B., to Mr. Maitland.
SIR,

Horse Guards, 30th September 1858. With reference to your letter of the 28th instant, relative to the examination of Mr. for a temporary clerkship in my office, stating, that in the War Office, and in the Offices of the Commanderin-Chief and the Adjutant-General, the maximum limit of age for temporary or supernumerary clerks is forty, and suggesting a general extension of the limits of age for temporary clerks, I have to acquaint you, for the information of the Civil Service Commissioners, that I am desirous that the same rule shall be extended to my office with respect to the limit of age as prevails in the other offices mentioned, and I therefore request that Mr. may be admitted for examination on Tuesday next.

I have, &c.

CHIEF SECRE

CHIEF SECRETARY'S OFFICE, IRELAND.
TARY'S OFFICE
(DUBLIN).

Col. Larcom, C.B., to Mr. Maitland.
SIR,

Dublin Castle, 9th September 1858. Scheme of examination for

A CLERKSHIP having become vacant in the Fines and Penalties Clerkships in Department of the Chief Secretary's Office, and this being the first !

vacancy which has occurred in that department since the date of the the Fines and Order in Council on the subject of Civil Service Examinations, the

Penalties

Office.
Lord Lieutenant is desirous that the examination for the appointment
should be conducted under the control of the Civil Service Commissioners
and that it should comprise the following subjects, viz. :-

Arithmetic (including vulgar and decimal fractions, practice, &c.)
Separate addition.
Orthography.
Handwriting.
Intelligence (in dictation and orthographical paper).
English composition.
Geography ; and
Book-keeping by double entry.
His Excellency has nominated the under-mentioned gentlemen to
compete for the appointment in question, and they have been accordingly
directed to furnish you with certificates of age, health, and character :-

Mr.
Mr.
Mr.

Mr.
I am further desired to acquaint you that the candidates must be
between eighteen and twenty-five years of age, and his Excellency
would suggest that the 21st day of October next may be named for the
examination, if not inconvenient to the Commissioners.

I have, &c.

SIR,

Mr. Maitland to Colonel Larcom.

Civil Service Commission,

15th September 1858. In reply to your letter of the oth instant, notifying the nomination of four candidates to compete for a clerkship in the Fines and Penalties Department of the Chief Secretary's Office, and specifying the subjects in which it is wished that they should be examined,

I am directed by the Civil Service Commissioners to acquaint you, for the information of the Lord Lieutenant, that they will regulate the examination in compliance with his Excellency's wishes, and that they will send to the candidates orders of examination dated for the day mentioned in your letter.

I have, &c.

CONSTABULARY (IRELAND), INSPECTOR-GENERAL'S OFFICE. CONSTABULART

(IRELAND). Col. Larcom to Mr. Maitland.

Scheme of exSIR, Dublin Castle, 3rd November 1858.

amination for I am directed by the Lord Lieutenant to acquaint you, for the Messengers. information of the Civil Service Commissioners, that his Excellency has been pleased to nominate Mr. to be a messenger in the office of the Inspector-General of Constabulary. His Excellency therefore desires me to request that the necessary instructions may be issued by the Civil Service Commissioners for Mr. —'s examination in the first four rules of arithmetic, and in writing and dictation, and that Tuesday the 16th day of November instant may be appointed for that purpose, if not inconvenient to the Commissioners.

I have, &c.

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