War Office 30th January 1775

Sir

Camp Necessaries being wanted for the Regiment of Light Dragoons, and each of the Regiments of Foot mentioned in the Margin hereof, I have the honor to signify to you. It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that You do forthwith advance the Sum of Two hundred pounds, to the Agent to Major General Preston's Light Dragoons, and One hundred and twenty pounds, on Account, to each of the Agents of the said Regiments of Foot to provide the Camp Necessaries accordingly, and as soon as proper Returns are made to me that the Camp Necessaries are provided for each of the said Regiments, I will send You the proper Warrants to vouch Your Payments of the Whole.

I have the Honour to be

My Lord, & c.

Barrinqton

Right Honorable Richard Rigby

Paymaster General

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Regiments

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17th Light Dragoons

Major General Preston's

35th Ft Campbellís

49th Maitiandís

63d Grantís

 

[Source: David Library, Microfilm of P.R.O. W.O. 4/93]

[As transcribed by Gilbert V. Riddle]