From William Bentley
Salem Mass. USA May. 17, 1811
I have the great pleasure of assuring the President of the United States of America, that, in a great struggle, the friends of President Madison, & of their Country, in Salem have done their duty.1 With the greatest respect, your devoted Servant,
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.
1. In the elections held on 17 May 1811 for the Massachusetts General Court, Republicans won twelve of the fourteen seats from the town of Salem (Salem Essex Register, 22 May 1811).