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Robert Treat Paine Papers, Volume 3


From Perez Morton

12 August 1775

From Sally Cobb Paine

17 September 1775
From Apollos Leonard
Leonard, Apollos RTP
Cambridge Augt: 22, 1775 Sr.,

I am obliged to go to Roxbury this morng. & wou’d beg this favr. of you, that is, If all my millitary Strings shou’d Fail, that you wou’d Remember me In the Civil way. You are sensible there is no Justice of the peace from your House to the North Line in Taunton, a vacancy I should Like to Fill.1 Your Kind Attention (In whose power ’tis to serve) will forever oblige yr. undoubtd. Friend & very Humble Sert.

Apos. Leonard

RC : addressed: “To The Honble. Robert Treat Paine Esqr. Watertown (Mr. Hunts)”; endorsed.


Leonard’s name does not appear on the list of justices until 1783. He later held other county and local offices including that of representative to the General Court ( Sibley’s Harvard Graduates , 16:188).