ing with success, agreeably to the nature of their manœuvres, against the advances of a more numerous and respectable force."
The systematic organization of the army is not yet completed. Its numerical strength in 1825 was stated as follows:—
|Permanent troops as decreed by the legislature||1,800||men|
|Regular militia, including artillery, infantry, and cavalry||10,750|
Some corps of the regular militia are usually stationed in the vicinities of the coast, and could place themselves in a few hours in the maritime forts: I saw several of these troops in the various parts of the country through which I travelled: they appeared to be light active men, and well suited to endure the privations which they would necessarily have to experience in guerilla-warfare; the only mode in which, I should presume, they could be expected