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.
Lieutenant Loftus from [the] 17th Light Dragoons, [is] to be Captain by Purchase, vice Campbell who retires[.] D[itt]o
September 26, 1776 - June 2, 1777
[Captain Henry Knight, Aide-de-Camp to General Howe]
[New York Historical Society Collection, Mss. page 127]