War Office 21st Febry 1776.
I send you the enclosed order for the March of the Volunteers & Recruits of the 17th Reg[imien]t of Light Dragoons under your Command to
, and to acquaint you that the same is not to be carried into execution unless you cannot get a passage for them, in proper time, either from Edinburgh or Berwick. Newcastle
I am Sir & c
of the 17th Reg[imen]t of Light Dragoon Hamilton
[Source: P.R.O., W.0.4/96, #153. Microfilm Collection of the David Library of the American Revolution. Transcribed by Gilbert Riddle]