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Lot #7167
Robert Treat Paine Autograph Document Signed

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Massachusetts lawyer (1731-1814) who served as one of the prosecutors of British soldiers during the Boston Massacre trial; he later signed the Declaration of Independence. Brief autograph document signed “R. T. Paine,” penned on the reverse of a partly printed legal document, one page, 7.25 x 7.5, January 30, 1765. The document relates to a suit between John Adam and Robert Caldwell, both men of Taunton, with the former accused of neglecting a payment. Paine's statement on the reverse reads, in part: "And the said John comes & defends etc & saith he never promised." Signed at the conclusion by Robert Treat Paine. In fine condition. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: The Lawrence Miller Collection
  • Dates: #1008 - Ended May 21, 2020

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