|This is a proposal to raise two regiments to fight in the West Indies,
one of 'Mulattoes'
and one of free Black men. The purpose of engaging them is bluntly
stated: 'so many less men will be wanted from Europe, and of course
so many lives saved to the mother-country'. Clearly, the Black
men were considered dispensable.
CO 138/3, ff. 418-19 (Jan1779)