December 23, 1777
This 9 1/4 page letter is addressed to the President of Congress, Henry Laurens. It describes the state of misery of the army, the breakdown of various army departments, and the dire need to address the Continental Army or suffer the army dissolving.
The letter is signed on back of final page:
I have the Honor to be
your Most Obed' servant
Paper. L 23.1, W 19.2 cm
John F. Reed Collection
Valley Forge National Historical Park, VAFO 64055