. In 1769, Otis published in the Boston Gazette
a deposition alleged to be Paxton's, dated 28 Feb. 1761, which indicates that a more
direct cause of his resignation as Advocate General of Admiralty was the attack upon
the Vice Admiralty Court that resulted in the case of Gray v. Paxton, note 21
above. See Quincy, Reports (Appendix)
542 note. Robert Auchmuty was shortly thereafter appointed to the position. See the
latter's biography in 12 Sibley-Shipton, Harvard Graduates
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, 2016.