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Robert Treat Paine Papers, Volume 2

From John Gould
Gould, John RTP
Boston 22d Novemr. 1769. Sir,

The Bearer hereof Mr: John Reed has purchas'd of Mr. Laughton & myself the wood Lott that was taken by Execution from Nathl. White.

I pray you would be so good as to fill up a Deed for the same, and bring with you when you come to Town that it may be Executed. I should have done it here had I the Boundarys, but your having the Execution prevents me. I have given Mr. Reed my note of Hand for Twenty Three pounds being the purchased money, which note he talks of sending by you to be deliver'd up, upon my investing you with a Deed of said wood Lot properly Executed. I am Your most hum. Servant


RC ; addressed: "To Robert Treat Paine Esqr: Attorney at Law In Taunton per Mr. Reed"; endorsed.

From Joseph Otis
Otis, Joseph RTP
Barnstable December 1 1769 Sir,

before this I Suppose you will hear that the Whale Is to Stop Where She is that is all that is not hauled away Except £40.17.

As I Allways Proposed to make you Ample amends for your trouble Should be obliged to know how many days you have Spent In the affair your Expences and What number of Journeys you have made. This to Show my Partners as I think It best to Satisfy them. The Expence of will Settle with you my Self.

You may Imagine I feel not a Little Joyous on this Judgment as you know the affair and all Its Conections. I am with Great Resspet your Obliged Humble Servt.,


RC ; address sheet and endorsement missing.