LONDON, Tuesday, Sept. 30.
Extract of a letter from New York, July 20.
"There are frequent desertions from the continental troops; about ten days ago about 21 came into town, with their arms and accoutrements; among the number were three light dragoons, in the same uniform as Burgoyne's regiment, scarlet faced with blue, accoutred in every circumstance like our's, and [sic] extremely well mounted. These informed us, that there were 1600 horse in the service of the continent, and raised southward of Jersey, and armed and appointed as themselves."
SOURCE: The CHELMSFORD CHRONICLE, Friday, October 3. 1777.