Yesterday you were on commando with Lotter; your brother was shot and taken by us.
But for these infirmities these men would have been on commando with their brother burghers.
We have halted at Rietfontein which is a mile or so from Commando Nek.
To-day we have returned to Commando Nek, at least within a mile or so of it.
His commando consisted of 400 mounted men and about 100 dismounted.
His commando of 113 men was still in the Piet Retief district.
If a commando cannot remain in its district, it can go somewhere else where it can exist.
Would he be likely to ride off somewhere to where there is a commando?
The Pretoria Commando had nearly shared this melancholy fate.
Probably also the British had some respect for the prowess of my commando.