Papers of John Adams, volume 18

The American Commissioners to Paul R. Randall

From Thomas Jefferson

My dear friends 8 July 1786 1

Allow me to present to you my friend Mr. John Trumbull, son of Governor Trumbull and erstwhile colonel in the service of the United States. He has the noble ambition of immortalizing the events of our history with his 379 paintbrush. You will see his Warren and his Montgomery. Mr. Trumbull is a very praiseworthy citizen, and I pray you to assist him with your hospitality.

J. A—