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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1815, Sunday, January 9, 1831

[British Army numbers]

There are 8777 officers in full pay in the army, including Field Marshals, (7) Generals, and down, to Cornets and Ensigns, inclusive; 26 regiments of Cavalry, Horse Artillery, and the Royal Waggon Train; and 117 regiments of Infantry. Besides these, are the Ordnance, Commissariat, Assistant Quartermaster General's, Medical, Paymaster General's, and Chaplains' Departments. The whole forming an effective military force of 9,735 Cavalry, 5,104? Foot Guards, 89,399 Infantry of the Line, with Artillery, making a total of about 135,000 men, including the present levy.