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Robert Treat Paine Papers, Volume 2


From James Putnam

24 June 1763

To Ellen Hobart

3 August 1763
From Abel Willard
Willard, Abel RTP
Lancaster July 12 1763 Sr.,

I wrote you a Letter last April in which was Inclosed a Writ against Nathan Hodges Junr. in favr. of Gordon Hutchins of Harvard. The writ being not returned to May Court last I conclude the Letter miscarried or came to your Hands too late for Service. If you have got the writ I Should be obliged to you to alter it to our August Court, and if you have not got it I Should be obliged to you to draw another.1 There are four Notes all Dated Novr. 4, 1762 three of them for £1:15.0 each the other for £1.0.0 & all payable to Gordon Hutchins or order on Demand & on Interest. I wrote in the aforsd. Letter of my Purpose of going to Taunton but at the Time I sat for my Journey I was detained by unexpected business & ever Since I have been unable to ride or to do any business except the week after ct. which time I went to Boston & had thoughts of then going to Taunton but I there heard you was gone to Rhode Island and now I have put off all thoughts of Such a Journey till the fall. If you come to Commencement I hope you will call at Lancaster before you go home and see your old Friend. I am Sr. yr. Sincere Friend


RC ; addressed: "To Robert Treat Paine Esqr. in Taunton"; endorsed.


This action was not entered in the Worcester County Court of Common Pleas at the August term or subsequently. The case was presumably settled out of court.