Octr: 14th 1806
Wm Brent presents his respectful compliments to the President, and sends a pair of Bantam fowls of which he takes the liberty to request the President’s acceptance. Wm. Brent procured these fowls in consequence of learning the President expressed a wish some time ago to obtain the breed of them. He is informed the two now sent are of the genuine kind—the male is two years old—the female 20 months.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.