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Robert Treat Paine an original signer of the Declaration of Independence, dated indictment letter against David White about theft. (There is also a scribble of the word - Guilty - on the bottom below the signature of Jacob French). With witness signatures including Captain John Shaw. Dated 1778. Paine March 11, 1731 – May 11, 1814) was an attorney and representative of Massachusetts and served as an associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the state's highest court. Measures 6 by 8 inches. Fine Condition.


All autographs & signed ephemera presented here is from the Cordelia Platt autograph collection. Highly regarded in the autograph industry, Cordelia was the president of the UACC (United autograph collectors club) and a well known dealer for many years. She was official authenticator of Marilyn Monroe. American Antique Auctions is proud to present a slice of history with this collection presented without reserve; the majority of which has not been seen or available for over 20 years.

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1778 Robert T. Paine Signed Document on Theft

Estimate $800 - $1,500Mar 5, 2017