War Office 21st Febry 1776.


I send you the enclosed order for the March of the Volunteers & Recruits of the 17th Reg[imien]t of Light Dragoons under your Command to Newcastle, and to acquaint you that the same is not to be carried into execution unless you cannot get a passage for them, in proper time, either from Edinburgh or Berwick.

  I am

 Sir & c



Cornet Hamilton                                         

of the 17th Reg[imen]t of Light Dragoons           


No. Britain


[Source: P.R.O., W.0.4/96, #153.  Microfilm Collection of the David Library of the American Revolution.  Transcribed by Gilbert Riddle]