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Robert Treat Paine Papers, Volume 2

From Elizabeth Poole
Poole, Elizabeth RTP
Halifax September:24: 1759 Sir,

Having this oppertunity by captain Jones to Write to you I Have wated with A Great deel of pasience to hear from you. Sir if I Mistake not you promis'd me when you left Halifax that you wood write to captain Solter & Then you would Let me hear from you. The many Troubls and Deficultis that I have and Do Daley met with has Deprived me of the Good state of helth that I enjoy'd Before you came to Halifax. Winter is it hasting on and I Live at A great unsertainty For I dont know where I am to Live this Winter tho you told me when you Left Halifax that you wood do nothing but what was Just by me. Therefore I hope that your being at so great A distance will make no ods. Mr. Monk has Been to me and told me that you offer'd him the House Before you whent Away Which is very Contrayry to what you promis'd me. Sir I Dont ask any151 favour for my self I only ask it from Mr. Freemans poor Child for if I am turn'd out of the House this Winter I am sure we must all suffer to gather. I have not heard any thing from Mr. Poole sence I see you. It tis exspected some part of the fleet will stay There and Captain Rouse1 it thought to Be one. I was In hopes that Mr. Poole wood have come home and have paid the mony. But I hope right will take Place and you will do me Justies. Sir I Beg that you Would Let me hear from you by the first Oppertunity For I am very uneasesy in my mind wasent it for the sake of my poor Children I wood not care wather I Liev'd A Day Longer for I must plainly till tell you that I find it harder to Levid than ever I did in my Life Before. I Conclude yours to searve.


RC ; addressed: "To Mr. Robart Treet Pain in Boston By the Favour of Captain Jones"; endorsed.


John Rous (ca. 1700–10–1760), privateer, naval officer, and member of the Nova Scotian Council, was at this time a captain in Adm. Charles Saunders's naval expedition against Quebec (DCB).

From John Burbidge
Burbidge, John RTP
Halifax the 29th Sepr. 1759 Mr. Payne Sir,

I Recd. your kind favour per Capt. Jones but had by a Mistake Omited to give you the notes to Mr. Nesbitt in time, but have receiv'd of David Belcher seven pounds which have given Capt. Jones for you, & he says he will pay more in a Month or Six Weeks & if he is as good as his word it will in My Opinion be the best way of getting your Money. Mr. Nuttage promis'd me the Money this day but have fail'd. You may be assure'd they both shall be Sue'd if they do not pay before next Court. I am Sir your most Obedt. Humbl. Servt.


RC ; addressed: "To Mr. Robt. Treat Paine at Boston Per Favour Cap. Jones"; endorsed.