Head Quarters New York Island
6th October 1776
A Squadron of [the] 17th Dragoons on New York Island will march tomorrow, and Join the Regiment at Flushing.
The 16th Dragoons will take all their guards this evening at Gun firing.
A Dragoon [is] to be Sent at four o'clock from each of the Dragoon guards to New York to conduct the Reliefs.
British Orderly Books: Sir William Howe, Commander in Chief
September 26, 1776 - June 2, 1777
[Captain Henry Knight, Aide-de-Camp to General Howe.]
[New York Historical Society Collection, Mss. page 29.]