Head Quarters New York
2d February 1777.
Cornet Pattinson of [the] 17th [Light] Dragoons is appointed Lieutenant Colonel to the Prince of Wales's Royal American Volunteers and is to be observed as such.
British Orderly Books: Sir William Howe, Commander in Chief
September 26, 1776 - June 2, 1777
[Captain Henry Knight, Aide-de-Camp to General Howe.]
[New York Historical Society Collection, Mss. page 204.]