Head Quarters New York
28th November 1776.
The Detachments of the Royal Artillery and 17th Dragoons, 3d Battalion [of] Light Infantry, 3d Battalion [of] Grenadiers, 3d and 5th Brigades [of] British and 2 Brigade[s] [of] Hessians (Losbergs and Schmidts) as well as all the Officers and Soldiers now Embarked under the Command of Lieutenant General Clinton, will receive their Orders from him.
September 26, 1776 - June 2, 1777
[Captain Henry Knight, Aide-de-Camp to General Howe.]
[New York Historical Society Collection, Mss. page 124.]