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Browsing: Diary of John Adams, Volume 1


This foot note contained in document ADMS-01-01-02-0006-0006-0001
1. To obtain the appointment of his brother Peter Boylston Adams as a deputy sheriff of Suffolk co. This was, as JA explained in his Autobiography, “in pursuance of my plan of reforming the practice of Sheriffs and Pettyfoggers” in drawing writs. A bill of costs from Peter for serving a long list of writs for JA , 1764–1766, remains in the Adams Papers, under the date of 26–27 Sept. 1766.