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Robert Treat Paine Papers, Volume 2


From Edmund Hawes

23 February 1773

From Edmund Hawes

12 April 1773
From Sampson S. Blowers
Blowers, Sampson S. RTP
Boston March 31st 1773 Brother Paine,

Inclosed is a Writ against that humane and sinsible Lawgiver Jerathl. Bowers1 Esqr. of Swansey which I must beg of you to deliver to Mr. Job Williams or some other officer, who will not fail to serve & return it in season, for such is my veneration and esteem for our modern Lycurgus, that I shall be unhappy if this Writ should miss of a service.

Be kind eno' to look it over & correct any mistakes before it is served,510as I shall enter it before he can settle it, and make him pay the Entry &c. if not an extra fee for the double Court &c. Your affectionate


RC ; addressed: "To Robt. Treat Paine Esqr. at Taunton favd. by Cap. Cobb"; endorsed.


Jerathamel Bowers of Swansea, Mass., was appointed a justice of the peace for Bristol County in 1760 (Whitmore, Mass. Civil List, 144). He served on the town's committee of correspondence during the Revolution.