Wiscasset Decr. 16th. 1815
Believing the remarks on the second page of the enclosed News Papers, by the erudite & Reverend Mr. Bentley of Salem, to be just, useful & important "& in consent" with the universal opinion of all Parties in this part of the Country, & supposing you might not otherways see them, I have taken the liberty of enclosing the Paper for your perusal. With sentiments most truly grateful & respectful I remain your ever devoted St.
DLC: Papers of James Madison.