§ COLONEL STANLEY
, in reply, said, the total number, according to the last Return of the British Forces, was 16,959, in addition to 1,064 men on the passage out and 1,615 under orders to embark. The Colonial troops were, so far as he had been able to ascertain, something like 4,453 of all arms. He had no Returns of the Naval Force. The troops under orders to embark were, for the most part, drafts.