Cornet Sloper of the 17th Regiment of Dragoons under your Command being approved of as Aide de Camp to his Father Major General Sloper, and his presence here being necessary; I have the honor [sic] to signify to you H[is] M[ajesty’s] Pl[easure] that you do permit the said Cornet Sloper to leave the Army under your Command, in order [sic], (order) to his returning to Europe, if the Service will permit and you have no Objection.
I have the honor &
Sir William Howe
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[Source: David Library, MicrofiIm of P.R.O. W.O. 4/274, 87.]
[As transcribed by Gilbert v. Riddle]