War Office 24th Febry 1776


I have the honor to acquaint you that a thousand draught Horses being provided for the Service of the Troops under the Command of Major Gen­eral Howe, of which the General will make the proper distribution, it is not thought proper that your Regiment should carry any Baggage Horses with them.

I am further to inform you that H[is] M[ajesty] does not think proper to permit any Additions to be made to the proportion of Horses already settled for the use of the Officers of your Reg[imen]t, notwithstanding there are six additional Cornets; that number being intended to serve dismounted.

I have the honor to be

Sir &c Major General Burgoyne                                                                           Barrington Colonel of the Queen's

Regt. of Light Dragoons.


Like Letter of the same date to Major General Preston, Colonel of the 17th Regt. of Light Dragoons.


Source: P.R.O., M.0-4/96, #169. Microfilm Collection of the David Library of the American Revolution. Transcribed by Gilbert Riddle.