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Paine, Robert Treat (1731-1814) [Indictment of Uriah Goodman for forgery]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03373 Author/Creator: Paine, Robert Treat (1731-1814) Place Written: Northampton, Massachusetts Type: Autograph document signed Date: May 1786 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 20 x 17 cm.

Summary of Content: Countersigned by Israel Chapin. Charges Goodwin with forgery and counterfeiting. Endorsement signed by John Tucker as clerk and dated September term, 1787 states that Goodwin pleaded not guilty. He was convicted and sentenced to stand in the pillory at Springfield for one hour, and another hour in the pillory at North Hampton. Written as Massachusetts Attorney General.

Background Information: Paine was a delegate to the Continental Congress from Massachusetts 1774-1776 and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

People: Paine, Robert Treat, 1731-1814
Tucker, John, 1753-1825

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: American StatesmenLawCrimeCriminals and OutlawsForgery and FraudCounterfeiting

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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