George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Nathan Beers, 22 October 1793

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

Nathan Beers

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.

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