War Office 4th July 1775.


It having been judged highly reasonable and fit that the cloathing [sic] Accoutrements necessary for Regiments paid by Ireland but employed on Service out of that Kingdom shall be provided in Ireland and exported from thence. I have the honor to acquaint you therewith and to Signify to you. It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that so long as the l7th Regiment of /light/ Dragoons, under your Command shall continue on the Establishment of Ireland.  You do direct the cloathing [sic] and Accoutrements intended for the said Regiment to be provided there and exported from thence, taking care that the Directions contained in the Act passed last Session on this head be strictly complied with.

For your full information I herewith enclose to you a printed copy of the Said Bill.

                                                I have the honor to be

                                                                        Sir & c



Major General George Preston

Colonel of the l7th Regiment of /light/ Dragoons


[Source: David Library, Microfilm of P.R.O. W.O. 4/93, 590]

[As transcribed by Gilbert v. Riddle]