W:0: 8th. Janry 1776
H: M: having been pleased to order the 16th (or Queen's) Regt. of (light) Dragoons, commanded by Major General Burgoyne, & the 17th. Regt. of (light) Dragoons, commanded by Major General Preston, to be augmented with One Serjeant, Two Corporals & 30 private Men dismounted, to each Troop, & that the said Augmn. shall take place on the Establishment from the 25th of Deer last, I am to commanded to signify to [you] H: M: P: that you do forthwith summon a Board of General Officers to inspect the Patterns that will be exhibited, and do every thing else which may be necessary that the Cloathing & Accoutrements for the said Augmn. may be immediately provided.
I am Sir &c.
Thos. Fauquier Esqr.
SOURCE: Great Britain, Public Record Office, War Office, Class 4, Volume 95, Page 352.