's hand. Adams Papers, Microfilms
, Reel No. 184. Docketed in another hand: “Michael Corbett & the 4 sailors who kill'd
Panton in defence of th[eir]
liberty.” There were of course only four sailors involved. Similar pleas in
's hand in behalf of John Ryan and Pierce Fenning are in MBAt
:Ezekiel Price Papers. See notes
, below. Quotation marks supplied.