10th August 1825

A Newspaper lye of the first order—Mr Gale of Holt[?] in the parish of Bradford Wilts has at present a Pear of the jargonel kind in his possession which was taken by himself from the tree in 1776, 49 years ago & is now as sound as at the first moment it -was gathered. It is hung up by the stalk & no means whatever has been adopted to preserve it—' it must have been a wooden one

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