Went to Boston. The Superior Court adjourned again, for a fortnight. Hutchinson, Cushing
and Oliver, present. What Insolence And Impudence, and Chickanery is this?
Fleet of Yesterday, gives us, a Piece from Lon[don] Gaz[ette] Jany. 8th. signed Vindex Patriae. The sole Q[uestion] he says is, if the Americans are represented in Parliament?
Colonists by Charters shall have same Priviledges, as if born in England, i.e. that
England shall be reputed their natale solum. Massachusetts by Fiction supposed to
lye in England.—Q. whether this Thought was not suggested by the B[raintree]
Instructions? “a fiction of Law insensible in Theory and injurious in Practice?”1
All England is represented, then Massachusetts is.