Robert Treat Paine Papers, Volume 2
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.
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.
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.