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Robert Treat Paine Papers, Volume 2

From Edmund Hawes
Hawes, Edmund RTP
Barnsble. April the 12th: 1773 Hond. Sr:

After my Hearty Thanks to You for the Care you took to fill up a Writ & Send me together with a letter1 Which I Recd. in Good Season: I think it My Duty to let You know how the Matter Has Ended: the Writ was Serv'd & I Engaged Lawyer Winslow of Plymouth to Assist me & upon his Advice together with Yours in Your letter I Left Both the Actions Subsisting between sd. Gray & Freeman to a Refferanc: to Daniel Davis Esq: David Thacher Esq: & John Grenough Esq: & it was Try'd & the Award Brought into Court at April Court & they found for Gray to Pay me three Pounds & for Each to Bear his Own Costs at Law & to Pay the Charge of the Arbitration Equally Between them: & so there is a final Issue of the Whole Affairs.

I Expect to Pay you for Your Trouble when I have an Oppertunity. Give My Service to your Wife & tell her I Should be Glad to See Her at Barnstable. I hope You & Yours are Well & I wish you Prosperity & Happyness. My Mother & Wife & Sister Send their Regards to You & Yours. Mother Prays you to Enquire if Aunt Hunt2 is Liveing & let Her Know it. We are all in Usual Health & So is Brother Hinckleys Family. Their Daughter Elisabeth was Married Last December to John Hinckley jur. Son of Deacon Hinckley & She Lives a Quarter of a Mile East of her Fathers Just at the foot of Governours Hill. Haveing No more to add I Conclude with my Respects to You. I Subscribe my Self Sir Your Obliged Friend,


RC ; addressed: "To Robert Treet Paine Esq: In Taunton."

511 1.

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Experience (Paine) Hunt died June 17, 1775, aged 72 years. She was the youngest surviving sister of Thomas Paine and Mary (Paine) (Freeman) Hawes (Paine, Paine Ancestry, 13).