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Robert Treat Paine Papers, Volume 3

Extract from the Minutes of the Continental Congress
Wednesday, October 23, 1776

Certain resolutions, passed by the convention of Maryland, respecting the raising the eight batallions allotted to their state, were laid before Congress, and read:


Resolved, That they be referred to a committee of three, who are directed to report an answer thereto.

The members chosen, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Paine and Mr. Rutledge.

Printed in Journals of the Continental Congress, 6:898 .

From Sally Cobb Paine
Paine, Sally Cobb RTP
My Dear, Taunton Octb. 23 1776

Mr. Greenleaf & Miss nabby Set out for Boston to morrow. By him I Send this. I expect:d when he Came to have receiv’d a Letter from you but not one Line from you Since the 24 Sept. What is the matter I hope your not Sick. If a Sleep I wish I was nigh you. I:d wake you— but I am not willing to think you are unmindfull of home though you have a new w—f. I Saw her the other night. She was very Sasy & began to Claime her right. I turnd her out of doors. In doing this I awake in a great fright. I Long to know if you think we Shall ever See each other again in this world. At times I dispair of it. If the time Seem’d as Long to you as it does to me you Could not Content your Self. Ware it not for my Little tribe I:d not tarry here. Instead of Sending Letters I’d come in person but I hope you’ll be at home before december for I expect to have Judgement against Coll. Gilbert Estate then. By inquiring I found that the Land was not So worth So much as you Supposed. I give the notes to Mr. Paddleford & he has Sued them to decm. Court & one against young Thomas which I hope will be agreeable to you. I would not have done any thing about it but if it had been Let alone till your return their would have been nothing Left for us. Our Superior Court Set here week before Last & I had the pleasure of Judge Cushing Company & his wife Sister.

We have had Company this after noon & my head aks & I am good for nothing. Our family are well. Little Sweet Charly is weaned. We have 4 hundred Bushels of potatoes the best we ever raisd. I am half a Sleep So I wish you a good night. Your ever mindfull & affectinate

Sally Paine

All friends Send Love & Compliments & are Longing for your return. Due write Soon you must about Richard his friends want to hear from him.


RC ; addressed: “For The hono. Robt. T. Paine Esqr. att Philadelhia. per post Free”; endorsed.