War Office 19th Febry 1777


I have this day given directions to the Paymaster General that for the future the Sum of 366

being the amount of 61 days Stoppages for 240 horses should for the future be retained

every Muster out of the Subsistence of the 17th Regiment of Light Dragoons and paid

[sic] over to you with the usual musterly Stoppages.


I am Gent[leme]n &c

Mess Cox & Mair                                                               Barrington


Source: P.P.O., W.0.4/99, #136. Microfilm Collection of the David Library of the American Revolution. Transcribed by Gilbert Riddle.