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28. Expenditure cuts and organisation: Sep. 1869 - 19 June 1871. 35 items.
Proposals for the reduction of military expenditure, and consequent army re-organisation.

29. Expenditure in Abyssinia, estimates: 18 Feb. 1869 - Mar. 1871. 15 items.
Inquiry by J. Candlish MP and Capt. F.E.B. Beaumont MP into expenditure on the Abyssinian expedition of 1868; comments on the estimates of military expenditure in the annual budgets.

30. Re-organisation of commands: 2 Jan. 1861 - 4 June 1870. 7 items.
Proposals for re-organisation of army commands in India, and for change in position of Commander-in-Chief as member of Council.

31. North eastern frontier security: 7 Feb. 1869 - 6 Feb. 1872. 24 items.
Security operations in the Lushai and Cachar districts.

32. Aden: 20 Dec. 1868 - Feb. 1869. 4 items.
Reports on visit to Aden.

33. Gwalior fort: 23 Oct. 1869 - 10 Oct. 1871. 49 items.
Proposal to end British occupation of Gwalior Fort.

34. Barracks: 31 Mar. 1865 - 11 Sep. 1871. 35 items.
Construction of barracks at Nasirabad, and consideration of alternative sites; sanitary arrangements for barracks; expenditure on barracks to be saved by re-locating British Army units away from the plains.

35. Horses: 26 Feb. 1868 - 1 July 1871. 9 items.
Supplies of horses for Mayo and for the Indian Army. Letters from Sir James Fergusson include descriptions of his life and work as Governor of South Australia, and discussion of trade between India and Australia.

36. Supplies, trophies and telegraphs: 22 Dec. 1868 - 24 Nov. 1871. 21 items.
Supply of breech-loading rifles to Indian troops; proposal to manufacture bronze field guns in India; supplies for and organisation of Indian artillery; telegraphs.

37. Crafts exhibition, military exercises: 31 May 1869 - Jan. 1872. 16 items.
Proposal for exhibition of art and handicrafts by soldiers and their families; army exercises at Delhi.

38. Miscellaneous military: 23 Mar. 1861 - 25 Mar. 1871. 19 items.
Miscellaneous military subjects: health and welfare of soldiers, condition of various military buildings (including gun foundry), courts martial and military law, Viceroy's Body Guard, movement of regiments, proposed use of traction engines by Post Office and army, mines (called 'torpedoes') as river defences.

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