War Office 20th May 1778


I have the honor to acquaint you that since the usual War­rants  for  passing the Assignments of the Offreckonings  of  the Regiments  mentioned in the Margin were issued from this  Office, it  has been represented that directions have been given in  Ire­land  with respect to those Regiments which are cloathed in  that Kingdom,  but  serving out of Ireland that  the Stoppages which accrue on the Irish numbers of the said Corps should be  detained in Ireland.

I have accordingly judged it necessary in order to prevent the issue of any part of the Offreckonings both here and in Ireland, to desire that the next intended issue of Offreckonings here for those Corps, should be deferred for a short time until this matter can be cleared up.

I have the honor &ca.


Right Honbl. Richd. Rigby &c. &c. &c. &c-


[In Margin]                  17th Regt. Dragoons

9th (

20th (

24th (      Regt. of Foot

34th  (

53rd (

62nd (


See p. 24.


SOURCE:   Great Britain, Public Record Office, War Office,  Class 4, Volume 103, Page 31.