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Mon 19th
Nothing but the general routine stables etc. today & put in the day doing nothing as usual; The rumor that we are going to England shortly is getting very popular, & it is said we are to be relieved shortly to go to Mex Camp Alexandria for a spell;

I heard Capt White has been given the Military Cross (no one knows what for) Major Granville has received the D.S.O. & although a good brave man, I do not think he has as much right to it as plenty of men on the Peninsular; Major Vernon also received a D.S.O. & everyone agreed that for the time he was on the Peninsular he was the most scared & frightened man in the Regt, he could not sleep during the nights & did not reign long before his health broke down & he was sent away & the whole of the 1st L.H. was pleased to see him go, he was a gentleman, but not

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