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Robert Treat Paine Papers, Volume 2


From Thomas Fletcher

13 January 1773

From Edmund Hawes

23 February 1773
From Sally Cobb Paine
Paine, Sally Cobb RTP
Taunton Janu. 18th. 1773 Dear Husband,

I have Recived a Letter from Mr. Shaw he Says you must not Depend on him for pork for he Cannot Get any. Capt Carver is to Bring the Candle Box this week. I Should be Glad of 1/2 yd. of Shalloon of this Colour & Send it up by Brother Jonathan.1 I want a Stov very much for without you or that I Shall freas to Death. In haste your Loving wife,


RC ; addresed: "To Robirt Tret Pain Esqr. in Boston"; endorsed.


Jonathan Cobb (ca. 1739–1801), an elder brother of Sally (Cobb) Paine, followed his father as an iron manufacturer and inherited the iron works at Attleborough in 1778 (Paine, Paine Ancestry, 91).