Adams Papers

To John Adams from John Trumbull, 2 November 1798

New Haven 2d Novemr 1798


There being a probability that Your Excellency will soon have occasion to nominate a Collector for the Port of New Haven in this State, in the room of Mr Austin, the present holder, I take the Liberty of naming to you Mr Nathan Beers of this City, as a Man well calculated to fill that Office when vacant.—He was an Officer in the American Army during the War—& conducted himself well—He is a Man of Property—correct in Business, & of great probity & Integrity.—And I have good reason to believe, that a better Man for this appointment cannot be found in this Town,

With high Respect & Regard—I am / Sir Your Excellency’s / Most Obedt & huml Servt

Jona Trumbull

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