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Robert Treat Paine Papers, Volume 2


From Benjamin Church

3 December 1758

From Richard Cranch

18 December 1758
From Richard Cranch
Cranch, Richard RTP
Braintree Decr. the 7th. 1758 My dear Friend,

Being now at Mr. Wibird's1 Lodgings, who informs me of his design to go to Boston this afternoon, I take this oportunity of kindly thanking you for your friendly invitation to go with you to Taunton; But I think upon the whole I cannot go, having various things of more importance which require my stay. I assure you I wish I had the Wings of a Dove that I might fly away and be at Peace, for my mind is ill at rest at present; I never wanted your company more than now, and have some tho'ts of coming to Town this week. But whether I do or not, believe me to be your sincere Friend and Servt.


RC ; addressed: "To Mr. Robert Treat Paine at Boston"; endorsed.


Anthony Wibird (1728/9–1800) was minister of the First Church of Braintree (Sibley's Harvard Graduates, 12:226–230).