Adams Papers

From John Adams to Charles Harrod, 23 February 1821

Montezillo February 23d 1821

Dear Sir

Accept my hearty thanks for your kind favor of January 3d, and for <your> the four ears of <corn> beautiful corn from the species of Onaha Indians in Missoury; it has a curious and singular appearance and promises very well. Although my ground with the best cultivation I can give it will not produce more than half of a hundred bushels on an Acre.

I shall certainly plant this seed with care by way of experiment, There is a fair prospect of an augmentation of my spanish family, as black as jet sometime next June, and I shall endeavor to discharge my debt of honor to you.

Your family at Haverhill I understand are, all very well and your friends here, as well as usual excepting Isaac Hull, who is a little drooping but I hope not dangerously ill.

I am Sir your obliged friend / and humble Servant

John Adams

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