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Paine, Samuel Royall (1744-1834) to William Allin

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.185.02 Author/Creator: Paine, Samuel Royall (1744-1834) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 October 1775 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 16 x 16.5 cm.

Hopes Atlin can get twelve or fourteen dollars by selling his sword, but wouuld settle for ten. Says he has sent ink, paper, and powder, but has more. Says on Saturday evening "Wallis" fired "and put ten shot in the Hows on which is the chief damage he did.

Samuel Paine was a captain during the American Revolution.

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