Colonial Secretary’s Office,

Melbourne, 13th December, 1853.
HIS Excellency the Lieutenant Governor directs to be notified for general information, that in consequence of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day respectively falling on Sunday, the holidays usual on such anniversaries will be observed at the Government Offices on the following Mondays, viz., the 26th of December, instant, and the 2nd of January, 1854.
By His Excellency’s Command,