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. See the entries in “A Journal of the Times” for 5 Jan., 7 Jan., 23 Jan., 28 Jan.,
30 Jan., 11 Feb. 1769, Dickerson, Boston under Military Rule
44–64. Critical comments on the practice of the Admiralty Court are appended to these
entries. See id.
at 43 (number of witnesses); id.
at 46 (Star Chamber method of interrogation and exercise of jurisdiction on land);
at 54 (examination in chambers); id.
at 56 (powers and perquisites of the judge); id.
at 57 (length of trial); id.
at 64 (length of trial). JA
may have supplied some or all of these comments. See note 74
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