29th May 1777
The 17th Light Dragoons [are] to send immediately to the Quarter Master General['s] Office, an exact Return of the number of Horses to be shipped in case of an Embarkation.
British Orderly Books: Sir William Howe, Commander in Chief
September 26, 1776 - June 2, 1777
[Captain Henry Knight, Aide-de-Camp to General Howe.]
[New York Historical Society Collection, Mss. page 315.]