To the Editor of the ‘Indian Daily News.’ SIR,—May I ask you to be good enough to publish for the benefit of the subscribers to the Indian Mounted Infantry Corps (Lumsden’s Horse) Fund a detailed account of the receipts and expenditure? On behalf of myself, officers, and men of the corps, I desire to tender our grateful acknowledgment to His Excellency Lord Curzon, Honorary Colonel, not only for having sanctioned the raising of the corps and for his patronage, but also for the very material assistance he graciously gave us and for the interest he took in our operations on active service. I take the opportunity, at the completion of our campaign, again to thank the public for the splendid manner in which they equipped the corps for active service in South Africa and for the cordial way they welcomed it back again. The public appreciation of their services to the Army has been to the officers and men of Lumsden’s Horse ample recompense for any hardships they may have endured. For myself I can only repeat that I never wish to be associated with more gallant comrades. I am indebted to General Sir E.R. Elles, Adjutant-General, General Gaselee, Quartermaster-General, Surgeon-General Harvey, Director-General I.M.S., and General Wace, Director-General of Ordnance, for the assistance given in obtaining equipment for the corps and facilitating its despatch. More than special thanks are also due to Sir Patrick Playfair for the great interest he has taken in the corps from start to finish, as well as to the other members of the committee.—Yours, &c., D.M. LUMSDEN, Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Lumsden’s Horse. April 17, 1900. LUMSDEN’S HORSE EQUIPMENT FUND THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE IN ACCOUNT WITH THE FUND FROM THE DATE OF THE OPENING OF THE FUND TO APRIL 9, 1900 ─────────────────────────────── RECEIPTS. Rs. a. p. Subscriptions 2,22,225 7 11 and Donations Rs. 2,22,225 7 11 ═══════════════════════════════ ───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── DISBURSEMENTS. Rs. a. p. Rs. a. p. Equipment 31,027 2 1 Uniform, Clothing, &c. 30,320 7 11 Ponies and Transport 27,459 9 7 Horses and Remounts 15,337 15 0[F] Medicines 695 14 6 ————————— 1,04,841 1 1 Camp Messing 19,301 9 0 Camp Equipage 2,522 14 6 Camp Conservancy 529 0 0 Camp Sundry Expenses 1,523 9 0 Office Establishment and Expenses 1,631 7 9 Stationery, Printing, and Advertising 628 11 6 Postages and Telegrams 373 5 6 Salaries of Native Followers 862 0 0 ————————— 27,372 9 3 Canteen and Stores for South Africa 12,059 13 9 £2,000 taken to South Africa 29,912 10 0 ————————— 41,972 7 9 ————————— 1,74,186 2 1 Advances to Recover 1,277 13 0 Balance in Hand: With Bank of Bengal 46,241 2 1[G] With Honorary Treasurers 520 6 9 ————————— 46,761 8 10 ————————— Rs. 2,22,225 7 11 ═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ Footnote F: There is a further liability under this head of about Rs. 20,000. Footnote G: From Bank Balance in Hand a credit of £2,000 has been opened for the contingent with the Standard Bank of South Africa. Audited and found correct. LOVELOCK & LEWES, Chartered Accountants, Honorary Auditors. CALCUTTA: April 14, 1900.