. According to his Autobiography
, it was JA
who suggested and who furnished the legal authorities for impeachment proceedings
against Chief Justice Peter Oliver for his willingness to accept his salary from the
crown. The proceedings failed in a formal sense but had the effect wanted, which was
to exclude Oliver from the bench. See Sibley-Shipton, Harvard Graduates,
8:748–754, and references there.
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, 2015.