The Need for a Dragoon Escort:

 

Amboy, N. Jersies.

Febry. 25th 1777.

 

My dear Bessie,

 

a little excursion which I was under a necessity of making to Brunswick. Would you believe that it was looked upon as a rash attempt to go by land accompanied by two Light Dragoons, tho' there are not above 5 or & miles of the road, and these next to the shore, but what are occupied by our troops.

 

Eric Robson, editor. "Letters -from America 1773 to 1780. Being the letters of a Scots officer. Sir James Murray, to his home during the War of American Independence." Barnes & Noble, Inc., New York, 1951. Page 42.