Head Quarters  New York


2d December 1776.


The Commander in Chief has been pleased to make the following Promotions.


17th Light Dragoons.


Lieutenant Lord Viscount Deerhurst from [the] 64th Regiment [is] to be Lieutenant by Purchase, vice Loftus preferred

28th November 1776.


44th Regiment


Lieutenant Loftus from [the] 17th Light Dragoons, [is] to be Captain by Purchase, vice Campbell who retires[.] D[itt]o


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 127]