I beg leave to submit, to your Lordship's consideration, whether ill may not be expedient that the 400 dismounted Dragoons for General Burgoyne's C16th /Queen's/ Light Dragoons] and General Preston's [17th Light Dragoons] Regiments, as likewise the Six additional Cornets to each of the said Regiments, shall be sent to No[rth] America on board the Vessels which carry over the thousand Bas Horses. I could wish to receive your Lordship's Sentiments on this head, that the necessary Steps, in consequence of this arrangement, may be immediately taken.
I have the honor to be
My Lord &c
Lord Geo. Germaine
&c &c &c
Source: P.R.O., W.O. 4/96, #430. Microfilm Collection of the David Library of the American Revolution. Transcribed by Gilbert Riddle.