War Office 6th June 1776

Sir,

Lieut. Colonel Ainslie having represented that there will not be Officers and Men sufficient with the dismounted of the 16th & 17th Reg[imen]ts of Dragoons to furnish parties to each of the Transports taking in Government Horses; I am to desire you will be pleased to cooperate with Lieut. Colo. Ainslie that such Officers and Parties / that are now at Portsmouth or Cumberland Fort / may be directed to embark on board the said Vessels as shall be found expedient for the Service.

I have the honor to be

Sir &c,

Barrington

Lieut. Colo. Townsend

Portsmouth.

 

Source: P.R.O., W.O.4/97, #299. Microfilm Collection of the David Library of the American Revolution. Transcribed by Gilbert Riddle.

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War Office 6th June 1776.

Sir,

I have the honor to acquaint you that I have written to Colonel Townsend to desire he will furnish you with such Officers and Parties as you shall judge necessary to embark with the dismounted Men of the 16th & 17th light Dragoons.

Upon the arrival of any of the 2d. Division of the Hessians at Spithead you will be pleased to send Orders to Chichester for the March and Embarkation of the party with the remount Horses of the 17th, as well as the dismounted Men of the said Regiment.

I have the honor to be

Sir &c,

Barrington

Lieut. Colo. Ainslie

of the King's light Dragoons.

Portsmouth

 

Source: P.R.O., W.O.4/97, #300.  Microfilm Collection of the David Library of the American Revolution.  Transcribed by Gilbert Riddle.