At Halifax. H.M.S. Cumberland, one of the vessels patrolling this side of the Atlantic, came in this morning. This vessel has been at sea for 14 days and will now remain in harbour for a week.
As expected, we shall have to take home invalids from this station. A signal came today stating that 14 cases from Leviathan, Carnarvon, Cumberland, Orbita, and Calgarian (armed liners), would be sent tomorrow afternoon. This is pretty plain proof that we shall sail tomorrow evening. We anticipate a very busy time with our own sick list (17 cases) plus the 14 cases being sent for passage home and I expect they are all bad cases. It will be a happy life we shall have if the trip home is rough.