War Office 12th June 1776


In addition to my Letter of the 10th instant, I have the honor to acquaint You that Lord Townsend Brother in Law to Captain Montgomery has made himself responsible for Sir William Montgomery that he chooses his Son shall continue in the Infantry so that the 'troop, in the 17th Regiment of Light Dragoons will be open for Cornet Stanley's appointment.

I have the honor to be


Your most obedient and

  Most humble Servant.



General Sir Williams Howe

&c       &c       &


[Source: British Headquarters Papers, Microfilm Collection, The David Library of the American Revolution.  Page 42, Item No.211]