Adams Papers

To John Adams from William Bentley, 16 October 1811

Salem October 16. 1811


I have taken the liberty to express my gratitude to the [first] of men, by sending another portion of the Endicott pears from the Oldest tree planted by Europeans in our portion of America, & to add two bottles of wine made last year in Salem by Ladies in my Society from the berries of New England.

I am with the highest respect / of your public & private character / your devoted Servant

William Bentley.

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