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Robert Treat Paine Papers, Volume 2

From Gilbert Deblois
Deblois, Gilbert RTP
Boston Octr. 7.1766 Sr.,

This you'l receive by Capt. Osborne who I have desired to leave a Certificate with you of the price he gave for the Lumber he bout. for Mesr. Rogers & Blanchard & likewise to declare on Oath that Mr. Caldwell reffused to supply me with any more Lumber, unless I wd. give him a better price for it, wch: I Reffusing to do, the sd: Capt. Osborn Immedl.373got the Lumber I wanted to Compleat my Ships from Mr. blank, & that the same was all pickt Stuff & Equal to that Supply'd by the sd" sd: Caldwell, wch. he bought at, or about, the same price I was to allow Messrs. Jno. Adams, Jno: McWhorter, Wm. Brown & the sd: Caldwell. You'l please to be as particular on this matter as possible, I have made Choice of young Coll. Richmond, & do Suppose Mr. Caldwell will chuse Mr. Baleys, pray ask sd. Richmond wether he will attend, it will not take up half an hours time to determine the matter, you'l let me know the Exact time the Gentn. will attend, as it will be a great loss to me, if I shd. be detaind there when I come up, as my Business here requires every Moment of my time. I am in great haste Sr. Your Fr'd & hble. Servt.


RC ; addressed: "To Robt. T. Payne Esqr. at Taunton"; endorsed.

From James Otis, Sr.
Otis, James Sr. RTP
From Boston October 13th 1766 Sir,

I Desire you to Give this Execution to Some officer or Constable up that way so as it may Be Levied, and the money obtained against the Return day. And I Further Desire you as soon as Possible that you would Collect the monies due on the Securities &c. in your hands for I Really want the money. I wish you a Good Court of it and am Sir your Humble Sertn.


RC ; addressed: "For Robert Treet Paine Esqr. In Taunton These"; on the same sheet as the letter is a prior address leaf: "To The Honble. James Otis Esqr. at Boston."

From Gilbert Deblois
Deblois, Gilbert RTP
Boston Nov. 24th. 1766 Sr.,

I full expected orders last week to make my appearance at yr. place on Collwell:s Affair, but hearing nothing abt. it, & Thursday the 27th. Inst. being a leasure day with me I design to set away from hence so as to be at Mr. McWhorters by night, shall Esteem it a favr. you'l on Rect. hereof make a point to get the Gentn. Refferees to attend sd. Business374earely as possible Frydey Morning so as I may not bee Detaind longer than is necessary from my Business here, wch. requires my being present in it Early & late, & my absence will be a great Damage to me, you'l also Notifie Mr. Caldwell of my coming as above, so that I may not loose my Journey, wch. at this Season is very Disagreeable. I am with Regard Sr. Your most hble. Servt.


RC ; addressed: "To Robert Treat Paine Esqr. Attorney at Law In Taunton per favr. Jno. McPherson"; endorsed.