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This foot note contained in document ADMS-05-03-02-0001-0001
8. The indictment relating to Attucks (which is the only one naming the civilians) has been set out as Rex v. Preston, Doc. I. The original, as well as the indictments relating to Carr, Gray, and Caldwell, is in MB: Chamberlain Collection. In all the indictments, each soldier is called “Labourer.” Other documents in the Suffolk Files indicate that this was the normal addition for rank-and-file in the law courts; officers carried the addition “Esq.” or “Gentleman.”