Monday, February 21, 2011

This Day in 17LD History - 1776

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 Newcastle, 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.

 I am Sir & c Barrington

Cornet Hamilton of the 17th Reg[imen]t of Light Dragoon
Linlithgow No. Britain

[Source: P.R.O., W.0.4/96, #153.  Microfilm Collection of the David Library of the American Revolution.  Transcribed by Gilbert Riddle]