15th January 1777.
A Detachment of a Subaltern and 30 Dismounted Dragoons, [are] to take Post at Greenwich, to parade tomorrow morning at Guard Mounting with their Blankets and two days Provisions.
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 178.]