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
MHi: Adams Papers.