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42. Otis, Rights of the British Colonies
41. For a passage in JA's “Abstract” which may also convey this idea, see text at note
. In a newspaper statement of the arguments, attributed to Otis, Bonham's Case
was not cited, and it was merely argued that the English construction of the Act should not be followed in Massachusetts. Boston Gazette,
4 Jan. 1762, printed in Quincy, Reports (Appendix)
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.