9. For the recent attacks against the legal profession by Honestus, see JQA to AA2, 18 May
, and note 8
, above. In the wake of these attacks, the General Court established a committee to examine the practice of law in the Commonwealth, and eventually passed “An Act for Rendering the Decision of Civil Causes, as Speedy, and as Little Expensive as Possible” and “An Act for Rendering Processes in Law Less Expensive” (Massachusetts Centinel
, 14 June; Mass., Acts and Laws
, Acts of 1786, May sess., ch. 21, and Sept. sess., ch. 43).