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Document, Complainant Robert Treat Paine on behalf of the State of Massachusetts vs. Margaret Draper, 1780 July 2

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 31
Identifier: 2021-SC-004-031

Scope and Contents

Attorney General for the State of Massachusetts, Robert Treat Paine, signer of the Declaration of Independence, files a complaint against the respondent Margaret Draper, as she "levied war, and conspired to levy War against the Government and people of this Province, Colony, and State; and then and there adhered to the King of Great Britain, his fleets and armies, enemies of the said Province, Colony, and State; and then and there did give them aid and comfort". Partially printed document, signed by the author, with notes in his hand. 1 page.


  • 1780 July 2


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1 pages ; 27 x 35 cm

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

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