Wednesday, December 8, 2010

This Day in 17LD History - 1775

"War Office 8th December 1775
I herewith return to you the several Invoices of Medicines and Materials which have been furnished for the use of the Forces ordered abroad; as also for the Hospitals and Garrisons mentioned in the Margin hereof, during the course of the present year; and to acquaint you that His Majesty approves of what you have done.

I am Sir &c.

Apothecary General"

[In Margin:]  17th. Regt. Light Dragoons
35th. 49th. 63d. 22d. 40th. 44th. 45th. 15th. 37th. 53d. 54th. 57th. 17th. 27th. 55th. 28th. 46th. & 33d. Regts. of Foot Augmentation to 51st & 61st Regiments of Foot Hospitals at Senegal, Boston, Grenada, Dominica, St Vincent, Tobago 14th Foot at St. Augustin, Garrison of Gibraltar.

(SOURCE:   Great Britain, Public Record Office, War Office, Class 4, Volume 95, Page 185)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Today in 17LD History - 1779

17th LD

War Office 3 Dec. 1779

Gentlemen –

Lord Barrington, my preceptor in the War Office, having approved of the Sum of Eighty Guinees to be allowed to Colonel Ainslie for his trouble, of the Sixpence he was just to in superintending the artillery and remount horses of the  17th Regiment of Light dragoons at Fortsmouth in the year 1776. I am to  desire you will be pleased to pay the Sum of Eighty Guinees to Colonel Ainslie, and charge the same against any account that many remain as present unsettled of the 17th Regiment of Light Dragoons.

                                                            I am Gent
                                                                                    C. Jenkinson