. In JA
's hand. Pleadings Book, p. 12–13. Probably drafted by Robert Auchmuty, who entered
the action at the Jan. 1770 Suffolk Inferior Court. No files for this case have been
found. The tarring and feathering which it recounts took place on 28 Oct. 1769 at
the hands of a mob which formed in the aftermath of John Mein's escape from Boston.
See Rowe, Letters and Diary
194; No. 12, note 10
. The case was decided in the defendants' favor on demurrer at the Jan. 1770 court.
An appeal under the names of “Geo. Galer Apt. vs. Eleazr. Trivett” was entered by
Robert Auchmuty at the Suffolk Superior Court in March 1770. The action was dropped
at the Aug. 1771 term when neither party appeared. JA
's Office Book, MQA
, shows that he received a fee of 19s. 4d. from Bradley, one of the defendants, for
services at the Inferior Court. See Min. Bk., Inf. Ct.
Suffolk, Jan. 1770, No. 125; SCJ Rec.
1771, fol. 209; Min. Bk. 91, SCJ
Suffolk, March 1770, N–33; Min. Bk. 95, SCJ
Suffolk, Aug. 1771, C–38.