W[ar] O[ffice] 6th March 1777.
I am to signify to you H[is] M[ajesty’s] P[leasure] that you do repair to Portsmouth & Superintend the Embark[atio]n of the Remount horses for the 16th & 17th Reg[imen]ts of light Dragoons.
Enclosed is a list of the Transports with the Number of horses to be put on board each Ship: and It is H[is] M[ajesty's] P[leasure], that no more horses be embarked in any of the Vessels than what are Specified in the Said List.
You will send me an exact Report when this Service is completed [sic].
of the 62d Reg[imen]t
Transports for 100 Remount horses of the 16th & 17th Reg[imen]ts of /light/ Dragoons, 6th March 1777.
Names of Ships ---------- Number of horses ----------- Spare Stalls---------Reg[imen]ts
Atlantic 22 6 16th
Swan 28 6 [16th]
Hannah 22 6 17th
Rebecca 28 6 [17th]
[Source: David Library of the American Revolution, Microfilm Collection, P.R.O. W.O. 4/99, 219-220, 110. As transcribed by Gilbert Riddle.]