HC Deb 24 August 1857 vol 147 cc2069-70

said, he desired to ask whether the German Legion settlers at the Cape of Good Hope arc at present in receipt of full pay as troops embodied, or the rate of pay specified in the Army Estimate for this year; and also, what is the present numerical force of that corps of all ranks?


said, he had reason to believe that the Governor of the Cape had thought it right to call out the German settlers there to serve as soldiers, and they were, in consequence, at the present moment in receipt of full pay. But he might be allowed to add a hope, that the circumstance would enable the Governor of the Cape to send much larger reinforcements than he would have otherwise been able to do to the assistance of our troops in India. With regard to the numerical strength of the German Legion he believed that, in round numbers, it numbered about 2,300 men.