An undated eight-page letter including a copy of a note by George Washington and Colonel Roberts' response. Washington's letter outlines the consolidation of the armed forces of the states into one Continental Army as well as outlines plans for modeling the new army. Washington references the awarding of rank and initiating a system of compensation for injured soldiers and the wives and family of fallen soldiers. Roberts' response critiques Washington's plans, stating that officers require better stockpiles of supplies, not better pay, to improve the state of their armies. Roberts furthermore critiques Washinton's system of promotions.