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Notes on the Boston Massacre trials, by John Adams, 1770

Notes on the Boston Massacre trials, by John Adams, 1770

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  • Legal notes taken by John Adams as the defense attorney for those accused of the murder of Crispus Attucks and others in the Boston Massacre trials. Adams's notes relate specifically to the cases against Capt. Thomas Preston and William Wemms, prosecuted by Robert Treat Paine. The defendants were found not guilty.

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