§ LORD CHARLES BERESFORD
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, How many seamen and marines formed part of the relieving column under Lord Chelmsford; who was the Naval officer in command; did that officer forward any Despatch to the commodore; and, if so, will he order that Despatch to be published?
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
, in reply, said, the Naval Brigade consisted of 566 men and 27 officers. They were under the command of Commander Brackenbury, of the Shah. That officer had sent a despatch to the Commodore, which was in the course of being printed with other Correspondence for presentation to Parliament.