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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, the defense attorney for the British soldiers accused of the murder of Crispus Attucks and four other colonists. 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.

    Transcriptions for Adams' notes are available via the Adams Papers Digital Editions for the Legal Papers of John Adams, Volume 3. The following is a list of page numbers of this digital presentation with links to transcriptions:

    Pages 1, 2, 3
    Pages 3 (cont.), 4
    Page 5
    Page 6
    Pages 6 (cont.), 7, 8


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