From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859.
December 1. –We hear from London, that a treaty is to be concluded with Russia for taking thirty-six thousand Russians into pay; and with the King of Prussia, but the contents are not known. It is not for a body of his troops; but twelve thousand more Hessians, Wurtemburgers. Palatines, and Mecklenburgers, are agreed for. Four and twenty new regiments are to be raised in England and Ireland of five hundred men each, so that the army in America, next campaign, will not be short of eighty thousand men.1
1 New Jersey Gazette, December 5.