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    Declaration Signer Robert Treat Paine Document Signed in full with his father when he was nine years old. Two pages, 7.5" x 12.25", Boston, June 11, 1740. Paine was a clergyman but stopped preaching to become involved in the revolutionary movement. He was chosen as one of the prosecuting attorneys in the Boston Massacre trial and became famous in the Colonies. A delegate to the Continental Congress from Massachusetts, he was elected as the state's first attorney general, a position he held until 1790. He helped draft the Massachusetts constitution, and Hancock appointed him a justice of the Superior Court. This is a legal document involving a business debt to father, Thomas, in the amount of two thousand pounds. The verso of the document is dated "Boston, October 15, 1744" and reads, "Rec'd of Mr. Pushworth Jordan by ye hand of Mr. Jacob Parker fifty pounds old tenor on...within bond...Thomas Paine." Thomas Paine was a pastor in a Weymouth church for several years before turning to mercantile pursuits in Boston. This document no doubt has something to do with his business. It is interesting that a clergyman would be involved in commercial transactions of this magnitude. Toning, weak folds, else very good.

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