Lot 178: Partly-printed DS, signed "Rob. Treat Paine," one page, 11 x 17.75, March 2, 1780. Legal document regarding a real estate dispute filled out entirely in Paine's hand and signed at the conclusion. In part: "Be it remembered, That Robert Treat Paine Esqr Attorney General for the Government and People of the Massachusetts Bay in New England and in their behalf complains of John Vassal." An additional slip was affixed to the lower left corner to provide more space for Paine to fill out the lengthy complaint. In very good condition, with fragile intersecting folds with small areas of paper loss at intersections affecting a few words, overall toning, and some show-through from docketing to reverse.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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