I have the honor to send you enclosed His Majesty’s Instructions for the Government of the 17th Regiment of /Liqht/ Dragoons under your Command, during their passage to North America, to which you will be please to add from time to time, such further directions as you shall judge necessary on this head.
I have the honor to be
Officer Commanding the 17th
Regiment of the /Light/ Dragoons
[Source: David Library, Microfilm of P.R.O. W.O. 4/93, 154.]
[As transcribed by Gilbert V. Riddle]