. In R. T. Paine's collection of papers on Tyng v.
Gardiner (see note
on preceding letter), there are a few notes in JA
's hand which may or may not be the “minutes” here inquired for.
So secret and “sudden” had been JA
's preparations and departure that as late as 11 Feb. his friend and colleague William
Tudor had written him from Cambridge: “Col. Henley waits upon You to engage You as
Council upon the Prosecution against him by Genl. Burgoyne. Should You appear for
him, which I hope You will, I would wish for an Opportunity of talking with You on
the Subject. . . . Can You not come to Boston on Thursday or friday?”