Boston Decemr. 30th. 1770

Brother Payne,

Saml. Quincy tells me he wrote you some time
since by his Brother, requesting you to furnish Mr. Fleeming
with your Argument on the Trial of ye Soldrs., but has reced. no
answer at all from you.

The Trial is now in the press, and We all shall be
extremely sorry, it should appear so very deffective as it must
do, unless your Argument is inserted.     The person who appointed
to take ye Trial in Short hand was so much fatigued that he
was obliged to omit writing what you said in closing that Cause,
so that unless you will prepare it yourself from your minutes
the Trial must be published, without it.     If you have not
time to prepare the whole at large, I entreat you to send such
analysis of it, as you can conveniently collect from your minutes
& I will take Care any apology, you desire, shall be printed
with ye Trial. Both Messr. [ . . . ] & J. Quincy have omited
their Observations on ye Evidence, [ . . . ] your Argument will not
appear singular without them.

As a State of the Trial will certainly be published
both ye Court & Bar are solicitous, it should appear in such manner
as to bring no disrepute on ye Country, its therefore expected, that
if your Love of Fame will not, your patriotism will be, a
sufficient inducement for you to take some pains, ye publication
may appear as compleat as possible.

I am with much esteem
your affectionate
hum. Servt.,
Sampn. S Blowers
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To Robt. Treate Payne Esqr