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bits in which they had been reared. The fault is attributed to the rule of the English service which precludes the soldier from making himself useful, the best conducted troops being the engineers, who work at their different trades. But with this exception, it is said the English troops can neither cook, bake, make their clothes, nor their huts, like the French, the Sardinians, and the Turks. Contractors follow them everywhere, and render them the most dependent soldiers in Europe. Dr. J. R. Martin, an eminent military surgeon in India, who is said to have done more for the sanitary condition of the soldier than any living person, holds it as a principle "that in all climates the soldier should do for himself whatever he can perform without injury to his health, morals, or discipline; and further, that he should be required to do whatever may be essential to his serviceable condition in the event of a failure of the appointed appliances. Before the soldier can be held as fit to u