Massachusetts lawyer (1731-1814) who served as one of the prosecutors of British soldiers during the Boston Massacre trial; he later signed the Declaration of Independence. Rare Boston Bank check, 4.75 x 1.5, filled out and signed by Paine, "Rob. Treat Paine," payable to "My Self" for $300, January 20, 1814. In very good to fine condition, with three areas of staining affecting appearance. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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