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to present this in a consecutive and readable shape, expressed as distinctly as possible ; (3) to be as brief as is compatible with

completeness and distinctness. You åre recommended to read the whole Correspondence through carefully before beginning to write, as the goodness both of the Abstract and of the Précis will depend very much on a correct appreciation of the relative importance of the different parts.

I.

Parliamentary Paper. Persia. Sesg. No. 63, 1857.

II.

Parliamentary Paper. New Palace at Westminster. Sess. No. 405, 1856.

III. Parliamentary Paper. Vancouver's Island. Sess. No. 229, Sess. 2, 1857.

IV. Correspondence respecting Consular Interference for the Prevention

of Smuggling in China. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty, 1857.

V.

Parliamentary Paper Horg Kong. Sess. No. 115, Sess. 2, 1857.

V1.

Correspondence respecting Insults in China. No. 98,-end.

VII.

Ditto., No. 7-10, inclusive.

ABSTRACT OF PAPERS.
Make an Abstract or Summary of the accompanying Papers.

(The Abstract should contain the substance of the evidence, clearly and distinctly stated, and as briefly as is consistent with omitting nothing of importance.)

I

Sir R. Mayne's Evidence before the Select Committee on Transportation, p. 134-145.

II. Sir A. Alison's Evidence before the Select Committee on Trans

portation, p. 28–37.

INDEXING.

(Set to Treasury Supplementary Clerks.)

(Time allowed 2 hours.)
Continue, in the manner indicated below, an Index to the Corre-
spondence appended to the Report of the Civil Service Commissioners,
beginning at page 71.

Correspondents

and
Date of Letter.

Substance of Communication.

1. General Register Office,
The Registrar General to Mr. Fixing limits of age and qualifica-

H. Mann, 19 June 1855. tions for Clerks.
2. Do, to Do., 20 Nov. 1855. Altering limits of age.
3. Board of Health.
Mr. T. Taylor to Mr. H. Mann. No appointments made since 21
(No date.)

May 1855. No special rules
laid down.

N.B. This exercise is intended to test the following qualifications :
1. The power of seizing the important point or points in each letter,

and expressing the same correctly, briefly, and distinctly.
2. Distinctness and neatness of handwriting.
3. Rapidity.

ARITHMETIC.

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Set to all Candidates who are required to show a knowledge of Arith-

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Mail Guards and Messengers.

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82 04 15

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211 6 8

1211 6 73
1067 17
77 43 13

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6917 11 91

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163 9 11
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6 31 7 71 6 418 1 7
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ARITHMETIC (ELEMENTARY). Set to Temporary Clerks in the War Department, Post Office Provincial Clerks, Tidewaiters, and Weighers.

No. 1. (Time allowed, 2 hours. Time occupied from to .) 1. Add together

649 350 39

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5. Multiply 60538067 by 83.
6. Multiply 64059008 by 720106.
7. Multiply 6,8141. 178. 3 d. by 11.
8. Multiply 4,0161. 11s. 2 d. by 94.
9. Divide 434589760126 by 9.
10. Divide 327840937575 by 716.
11. Divide 8,0521. 16s. 6d. by 44.
12. Divide 1,068,0911. 12s. 11d. by 329.
13. Write down in figures,-

Five hundred thousand four hundred and one.
(2) Thirty million seven thousand and forty.
(3) Five hundred and six million and twenty.

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