Notes on the Boston Massacre trials, by John Adams, 1770, "Captn. Prestons Case"
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John Adams served as defense attorney for the British soldiers accused of killing five colonists in the Boston Massacre. These notes relate to the case of Capt. Thomas Preston, who was acquitted due to Adams's efforts. Adams later called his defense of the soldiers "one of the best Pieces of Service I ever rendered my Country."