. Benjamin Austin Jr., a Boston merchant, published a series of articles in the Independent Chronicle
between March and June under the name of Honestus that assailed the Commonwealth's
legal system and demanded the abolition of the professional bar (DAB
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, 2014.