§ GENERAL SIR GEORGE BALFOUR (for Sir HENRY HAVELOCK)
asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he will consider the advisability of providing the batteries of Royal Artillery now proceeding to the Cape for service with a heavier gun than the light steel seven-pounder?
§ COLONEL STANLEY
Sir, the heaviest gun at present in use at the Cape is a 7-pounder, with a Colonial carriage. As a matter of fact, the only demand I can trace for any other kind of gun has been for one of even less weight. But, in order to be on the safe side, one of the batteries under orders for the Cape will take out the 9-pounders with which it is armed; and, if these are not wanted, they will be left in store on their arrival.