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