Stewart's Troop of Light Dragoons
I wish with your permission to augment the provincial Light Horse-men employ'd on this Island to Twenty or Twenty four, men, exclusive of the Officers appointed to Command them.
They consist at present of Twelve, & I am happy to report, that they are all very smart young men fit for any Service they may be Ordered upon-
Mr. STEWART who has the Charge of them is a very diligent attentive Spirited man, worthy of notice;
I really think they may be of great Service during the Course of the Campaign;- if the proposed Augmentation meets with your Approbation, I shall endeavour to effect it as soon as possible.
I have the honour to be with the greatest Respect
P.S.- In case you may want to speak to Mr STEWART concerning the Light horsemen under his Charge, I have sent this letter by him-
[Sir Henry CLINTON]
University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Sir Henry Clinton Papers, Volume 32, item 31.
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