. To obtain the appointment of his brother Peter Boylston Adams as a deputy sheriff
of Suffolk co. This was, as JA
explained in his Autobiography, “in pursuance of my plan of reforming the practice
of Sheriffs and Pettyfoggers” in drawing writs. A bill of costs from Peter for serving
a long list of writs for JA
, 1764–1766, remains in the Adams Papers
, under the date of 26–27 Sept. 1766.