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WITH DUNDONALD UNDER THE SHADOWS OF MAJUBA. "BULLER IS THE BEST MAN OUT HERE." LETTER FROM POSTMAN BAILEY, OF BARRY, AT THE FRONT. Writing to Mr R. G. Williams, of the Post Office, Barry Docks, Lance-corporal E. P. Bailey, No. 2,793, C" Company, 2nd Devon Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division South Africa, under date June 3rd, 1900, from Ingogo River, states DEAR CHUM,—It gives me great pleasure in answering your kind and welcome letter, as I am answering the both together, just to let you know that I am still alive and kicking, and hope to con- tinue so for another couple ot months, when I trust to be in England. I think I dropped you a line or two when I was at Newcastle. We left there last Monday, and marched in here. We can see Majuba plainly in front of us, and our troops are holding a large hill in front called Mount Prospect. Lord Dundonald is up there with the Cavalry, and the 4th Brigade is up there also, and General Hildyard and another General are on our right. They say that there is another party coming down from the Orange Free State. We know that Lord Roberts is in Johannes' •«•, so the party of Boers that we have here completely cut off, as they cannot get back any further than Johannes- burg. They fired a few shells on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, but they have not fixed since. Some one goes out every morning from our camp with a white flag, but we do not get any informa- tion as to what he goes out for. There are rumours about camp that it is to give the Boers a stated time to decide whether they will give in, or otherwise fight, but of course you cannot believe all the rumours that you hear in camp. There is another rumour that they have got another three days to decide if they prefer fighting. I suppose we can oblige them, as at the present time we have close on 90 big guns here pointed at different places — some on their guns, others on their trenches, and we have also four pointed on their laager or camp, so when we once start they will get fits, or otherwise they will be starved to death, as they cannot get any further supplies from Pretoria. I do not like the idea of Lord Roberts critioising Buller, as Buller is the best man out here. Lord Roberta relieved Kimberley, and also got into Bloemfontein, on Buller's plans in fact, the same thing could have been done if Roberts had not come out at all. All that was wanted was more troops. Roberts has only just now started on his own. Besides he has not the same kind of country aronnd the Orange Free State as Buller had in Natal. We must give Buller his due. Everyone on this side worships him, and would go anywhere with him. Also the same must be said of General Clery and General Hildyard. I am sorry to hear that there has been a rumour to the effect that I am wounded, which is not true, although I have had some narrow escapes. I do not think there will be much chance of getting any Kruger pennies, as the officers are offering £1 10s for one, as they are seldom used out here. That is what makes them so scarce. I must thank you very much for forwarding the Barry Dock News every week, as I am able to see all the news I wish for. Please to remember me to all enquir- ing friends, and all at the Post Offioe. I must now conclude with my best wishes, from your affectionate chum, E. B. BAILEY.

WENVOE.

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