Letter from John Endecott to John Winthrop Jr (1606-1676)
My worthie good Friend, - I see your affeccion, & so I haue continuallie from tyme to tyme. I desire to be thanckfull to God & to your selfe for your true loue, & I hope I shall euer acknowledge it. Yet let mee say truelie, I account not myselfe to be the lesse ingaged vnto you concerning what you wrote, ffor any such small courtesie as a few trees. But I shall endeauour, according to my abilitie to shew myselfe thankfull, & to doe justice, though I must needs say I haue don you much wronge against my will, & ame sorry for it. It hath bene one of my greatest burthens.
Endecott, John (circa 1588-1665)
[March 19, 1645]
Massachusetts--History--Colonial period--1600-1775; letters; Winthrop, John (1606-1676); trees
MSS 413, Box 1, Folder 19
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