Mr. Lewis presents his Compliments to the Comptroller of the Navy, Lord Geo. Germain having acquainted the Adjutant General that part of the Transports first intended to carry over the Bat Horses is to be appropriated to Gen[era]l Burgoyne’s Regiment [16th /Queen's/ Light Dragoons]. Mr. Lewis desires to be furnished as soon as possible with the names of the Vessels as now fixed for that Reg[imen]t specifying the Tonnage & Number of Stalls in each, and where they at present are. Mr. Lewis will also be much obliged to the Comptroller of the Navy for the earliest intelligence of the Arrival of the said Vessels at Portsmouth, that no delay may arise in embarking the Regiment.
Comptroller of the Navy.
Source: P.R.O., W.O. 4/97, #327. Microfilm Collection of the David Library of the American Revolution. Transcribed by Gilbert Riddle.
War Office 13th June 1776.
I have the honor to signify to you His Majesty's Pleasure that you do give directions, on the receipt of this, for the March and embarkation of the Party & remount Horses of the 17th Regiment of Light Dragoons.
I have the honor to be
Lieut. Colo. Ainslie
of the King's Light Dragoons.
Source: P.R.O., W.O.4/97, #327. Microfilm Collection of the David Library of the American Revolution. Transcribed by Gilbert Riddle.