From Nathan Beers
New Haven 22 Octr 1793
Among the number of Persons who have offered themselves as Candidates for the Office of Collector for this Port, I beg leave to mention to your Excellency my desire of that appointment—As by the Laws of These States the present duty of the Collector devolves on the Surveyor, I have been lead to suppose that the appointment will not be made untill the Meeting of Congress in December next, at which time I hope to forward such information respecting my Charracter and Services, as I flatter myself will have some weight with your Excellency, if they do not I cannot wish or desire the appointment. I am with due respect your Excellencys most Obedient & Humble Servant
ALS, DLC:GW; Copy, CtNhHi. The copy lacks the dateline and salutation.
Nathan Beers (1753-1849), a Connecticut paymaster during the Revolutionary War, retired from the army in June 1783 but served for a time as agent for settling regimental accounts. He was a charter member of the Connecticut Society of the Cincinnati and in 1793 its treasurer. He did not receive the desired appointment.