July 8th. 1786.
My dear Marquis—
Give me leave to introduce to you Colonel Trumbull, a son of the late Governor of Connecticut, He is a Painter who has given Proofs of uncommon Genius & Talents for his Art, and is disposed to consecrate both to the Glory of his Country—He has already finished Bunkers Hill and Quebec, and is proceeding to saratoga & York Town, and I hope will not stop, till he has finished all the principal Actions of the War—He will have occassion for your face & figure upon more occassions than one—He merits every attention and assistance you can give him. He wishes to see all the most eminent Artists & Models in Paris. It is with no small share of esteem & regard that I take the Liberty to recommend him to you & your Friends as a Man, a Citizen & an Artist worthy of your Confidence