Head Quarters White Plain Camp
31st Oct[obe]r 1776.
The Commander in Chief has been pleased to make the following Promotions [:]
17th Regiment Light Dragoons
Cornet William Lotus [is] to be Lieutenant by Purchase, vice Bunbury who retires [.] 10th May 1776.
Mr. Samuel Watts Gentleman [is] to be Cornet by Purchase, vice Loftus preferred [.] di[tto]
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 74.]