It Beat the Dutch.A letter to the editor, including one much older ending in surprise:—
Having devoted space to the municipal water-works and to the milk business, the Register presents the foregoing articles in relation to another liquid business of Medford. They are of interest, and especially shows the progressive business ideas of the Medford people of a century agone.
It appears to me if I judge right you are not in any commercial line—and 'tho not I hope going on steady—For your Satisfaction I must report to you that some Rum from your distillery has been lik'd at the Cape by the Dutch people. It was purchas'd among the Articles of a Cargo from Boston by the House here— But very little sells as so much brandy is manufactured in this country 'tho of an inferior quality!