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Adams, John (1735-1826, designated as JA in The Adams Papers):

Legal Studies and Career

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early cases and experiences at the bar (through 1761)28

accounts and fees for services as lawyer26

notes of legal authorities25

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See also: under names of particular authors and titles

teaching and training law clerks in his office15

practice12

Boston Massacre trials10

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drafts pleading forms9

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JA's law clerks9

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office records (docket lists, dockets, memoranda, bills, accounts, &c.)9

admission to Suffolk bar7

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court materials and summaries in his “Admiralty Book”7

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keeps collection of noteworthy pleadings7

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Field v. Lambert, first legal case as counsel6

JA's intellectual approach to the law6

law clerks6

legal apprenticeship under Putnam6

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sets up law office in Braintree6

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Boston offices5

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choice of and apprenticeship in the law5

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history and description of JA's legal papers and materials5

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judicial service on Congressional prize appeal committee5

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keeps notes in commonplace book5

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law as career5

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records “Abstract” of writs of assistance argument5

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and Gridley's “sodality”4

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drafts information praying forfeiture of logs and masts seized by Wentworth4

JA's comments on his role in Massacre trials4

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rides circuit in “Eastern Counties” of York and Cumberland (now Maine)4

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244

R. T. Paine's minutes of JA's courtroom appearances4

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writes Suffolk County bar on behalf of John Thaxter4

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admission to Suffolk bar, to Superior Court, and as barrister3

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admitted attorney in Inferior Court3

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admitted attorney in Superior Court3

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begins practice in Braintree3

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cases and experiences at the bar (1766)3

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engaged by Preston and the soldiers in Massacre trials3

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files plea to the jurisdiction in No. 563

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Josiah Quincy on JA's role in Massacre trials3

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legal education and apprenticeship of JA3

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Lusanna case (1777 et seq.)3

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on Spanish courts and justice3

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travels court circuit outside Suffolk co.3

Tyler uses JA's legal papers and books3

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argues in favor of power of inferior customs officer to seize a vessel2

compiles notes on civil law2

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compiles notes on probate law2

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counsel for Boston to plead for reopening of courts2

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drafts list of questions presented in No. 272

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files assignment of errors in No. 282

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habit of recording courtroom minutes2

law offices2

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leaves legal and business papers with AA (1778)2

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legal papers of2

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mechanics of JA's practice2

relationship of JA's legal training and experience to his public life2

revenue cases in Court of Vice Admiralty2

“Sodalitas”2

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study with fellow lawyers2

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talks with leaders of Boston bar2

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text of a closing address to jury on mobs2

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the “Sodalitas” or lawyers' study club2

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Wetmore's minutes of JA's courtroom appearances2

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writs of assistance case2

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“1757 ... I longed more ardently to be a Soldier than I ever did to be a Lawyer”1

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347

Admiralty case concerning whaling1

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appointed guardian of a minor1

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attack on the Admiralty Court in Hancock case1

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Auchmuty's report of a courtroom appearance by JA1

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cases and experiences at the bar (1764)1

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cases and experiences at the bar (1767)1

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cases and experiences at the bar (1769)1

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cases and experiences at the bar (1772)1

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cases and experiences at the bar (1774)1

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cases and experiences at the bar (1775)1

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chooses a legal career1

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chronology of JA's legal career1

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comments on extent of jury's power1

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compiles list of pleadings1

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considered Corbet's case more important than Massacre trials1

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considered resuming practice after being retired from Presidency1

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counsel for assessors in case of a Presbyterian claiming tax exemption1

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court circuit to Worcester (1763)1

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criminal cases in Special Courts of Admiralty1

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development and extent of JA's practice1

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drafts abstracts of titles1

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drafts poor-law petition in No. 261

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files plea in confession and avoidance in No. 331

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For legal authorities mentioned or cited, see the following1

See also: Barbeyrac
See also: Barrington
See also: Blackstone
See also: Bracton
See also: Britton
See also: Brooke
See also: Burn
See also: Burrow
See also: Cay
See also: Coke
See also: Comberbach
See also: Comyns
See also: Croke
See also: Cunningham
See also: Dalton
See also: Egerton
See also: Fleta
See also: Foster
See also: Gilbert
See also: Grotius
See also: Hale
See also: Hawkins
See also: Hengham
See also: Hobart
See also: Holt
See also: Manwood
See also: Moore
See also: Noy
See also: Plowden
See also: Pufendorf
See also: Raymond
See also: Rolle
See also: Ruffhead
See also: Rushworth
See also: Salkeld
See also: Salmon
See also: Shaw
See also: Sheppard
See also: Shower
See also: Siderfin
See also: Skinner
See also: Stryk
See also: Vattel
See also: Williams
See also: Wood, T.

Gordon's comments on JA's role in Massacre trials1

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helps draft petition from Braintree troops on bounty1

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Hutchinson's comments on JA's role in Massacre trials1

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impeachment proceedings against Peter Oliver1

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inadequate treatment of JA's legal career in biographies1

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JA's legal papers as materials for social history1

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keeps epitome of early reading of Coke on Littleton1

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Kennebec Company one of JA's most important clients1

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King v. Stewart (1774) and its sequels1

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La Fortune case (1777)1

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last case as active trial lawyer in prize controversy for Doane1

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law library1

letters to three friends on studying law1

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misgivings about his writ in Field v. Lambert1

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office in Queen Street, Boston1

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often paired with co-counsel1

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Oliver Whipple's report of a courtroom appearance by JA1

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on importance of oratory to lawyer1

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on lawyers as writers1

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on lawyers in the Province who have made greater fortunes than he1

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on means to draw a “Swarm of Clients”1

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planned collection of anecdotes about lawyers1

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plays leading part in early bar association1

Pleadings Book1

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politically important defense of Hancock and sloop Liberty on smuggling charges1

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prize case in N.H. Court Maritime1

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ranks colleagues of Suffolk bar1

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relations with other members of the legal profession1

rivalry with Robert Treat Paine at bar1

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slavery cases1

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sought as counsel by Col. David Henley1

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term of Superior Court of Judicature in Falmouth (Portland), Maine1

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Tyler to collect legal debts owed to JA1

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Tyng v. Gardiner cases1

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White Pine Acts cases in Court of Vice Admiralty1

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William Cushing's report of a courtroom appearance by JA1

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See also: Hill, Edward
See also: Thaxter, John
See also: names of individual cases
See also: under the names of JA's law clerks

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