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Robert Treat Paine Papers, Volume 4

From Seth Padelford
Padelford, Seth RTP
Taunton May 29. 1786 Dear Sir,

I Enquired of Capt. Read as you requested & he Says he delivered the Summons to Benja. Durfee in person—& Durfee said that he owed you nothing—that the Boards he Attached are not worth Leviing upon being so few in Quantity. We & all friends are in health, hope you 364 & Lady & family are in like good health & happy. Make my Compts. acceptable to Mrs. Paine & believe me your Sincere

friend & Humbl. Servt. Seth Padelford

If you’l be kind enough to take an Excon. of mine Entd. by Linkon out of the Supreme Courts office from Boston Court viz Abiel Smith vs. Elkh. Hoskins and forward it to me you’l oblige me much yours &c

S Padelford

RC .

To William Greenleaf
RTP Greenleaf, William
Boston June 19th. 1786 Sr.,

I was much disappointed by your leaving Worcester without paying me some money as you proposed; and without producing some bills of Costs to be certified by the Court for payment, & without receiving some bills of Costs against persons convicted that Court, I understand you are to be in Town this week & am sorry I cannot See you, but hope you will leave me what money you can, with Mrs. Paine: I inclose some bills of Costs you ought to have & hope some of them will pay the money.

Hoping yr. welfare I rest yr. hble. Servt. R T Paine

RC (Thomas M. Paine, Wellesley, Mass.); addressed: “William Greenleaf Esq. Sherriff of the County of Worcester.” The address on this letter is canceled and the text crossed out indicating that it was probably never sent; the reverse is covered with lists of bills of credit dating from 1783 to 1786.