Philada. Apl, 14. 1789
My Friend Mr. Sharp Delany goes to New York for the Purpose of obtaining the Appointment of Collector of this Port. Our Senators will inform you of his Character & Pretensions. I wish to introduce him to your favorable Notice & as it is an Appointment for the State his being well with both the Government & Citizens will accelerate the Execution of any Measures he may be employed in executing. Altho connected, (by Marriage) with this Gentleman, I would not suffer myself to Tresspass on your Time or Attention did I not firmly believe that both the Experience he has gained in the Office of Collector & his good Character both as an early active Whig & a good Federal Man entitled him to the good Opinion of those who administer our general Government.
I am with very sincere & respectful Esteem / Your Obed Servt
MHi: Adams Papers.