asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office, What was the total amount paid by the Government to Mr. Taylor, of Constantinople, as compensation for breaking the contract entered into with him by Major Carré for the supply of Montenegrin muleteers for the Egyptian Expedition; and, what were the items of which it was made up?
§ SIR ARTHUR HAYTER
Sir, the total amount paid by the Government to Messrs. Gilchrist and Walker in the matter of the Montenegrin muleteers—for we know nothing of Mr. Taylor—was £835 10s.; and the items of it were made up as follows:—350 muleteers, each one month's pay at 1s. 6d. a-day, £787 10s.; 16 headmen at £3 per month, or 2s. per day, £48—total, £835 10s.