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. Under the pseudonym “Honestus,” Benjamin Austin had published articles in the Boston
, between March and June which attacked the legal procedures in the Commonwealth and
called for the abolition of lawyers, a profession which had become prosperous, it
was alleged, during a period of economic hardship for others.
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