Robert Paine

Robert Treat Paine Signs a Document with His Dad When He Was 9 Years Old!



Robert Treat Paine Signs a Document with His Dad When He Was 9 Years Old!

The document reads in full, "Know all men by these pls. That we Samuel Hill of Biddeford in ye county of New York & Province of ye Massachusetts Bay in New England Gent. And Humphrey Scammon of Sd. Town & county gent, are holden and justly indebted to Thomas Paine of Boston in ye County of Suffolk merchant in the full & just sum of two thousand pounds in good bills of credit of ye Province above sd. Or current lawfull silver money to be pay'd to him & sd Paine his heirs execrs adms or assign to the which payment well & truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs and administers joyfully & severally firmly by these . . . sealed with our seals on the eleventh day of June 1740. The condition of this bond is that if the sd Samuel Hill & Humphrey Scammon shall pay to ye sd Thomas Paine one thousand & twelve pounds three shillings & two pence in like good bills of credit or silver money or in a good wood or lumber delivered to Paine at Boston at money Pine at or before the eleventh day of June next which will be A.S. 141 with lawfull interest for the same bond shall be void otherwise it shall remain in full force. Signed sealed & dd in pse of Thos. Allen, Robert Treat Paine, Sam'l Hill and Humphrey Scammon"



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." At the time Robert Treat Paine signed this document, he was 9 years-old for his father, Thomas. 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.



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