Robert Treat Paine


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Noun1.Robert Treat Paine - American Revolutionary leader and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1731-1814)Robert Treat Paine - American Revolutionary leader and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1731-1814)
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Jones, a neutralist at best, and the Pemberton brothers, suspected Loyalists, convinced Backus not to approach Congress directly but rather to seek a private meeting with the Massachusetts delegation to Congress, which consisted of John Adams, Samuel Adams, Robert Treat Paine, and Thomas Cushing.
Unfortunately, Paine did not arrive in Philadelphia until a month after Congress adjourned; the toaster she quotes was actually Robert Treat Paine, one of the four Massachusetts delegates and a prominent member of his colony's bar.
Meanwhile, Robert Treat Paine styled him as nothing less than "the father of civil and religious liberty in Massachusetts and America.