Head Quarters New York
1st December 1776.
The 16th Dragoons the Baggage only that is necessary, with four days Forage will march tomorrow as early as possible to Denys's [sic] Ferry, where Boats will be ready to receive and Land them on Staten Island, from whence they will immediately March to Elizabeth Town, where they are to put themselves under Lieutenant General Earl Cornwall’s Command 'till further Orders.
September 26, 1776 - June 2, 1777
[Captain Henry Knight, Aide-de-Camp to General Howe.]
[New York Historical Society Collection, Mss. page 126.]