. Massachusetts Gazette
, 5 Nov. 1772, p. 3, col. 2. For the statute, see note 715
below. As to previous enforcement, see note 26 below. Fitch had been appointed Advocate
General on 4 March 1770 to replace Sewall, who had finally resigned his post to undertake
his new duties as Judge of Admiralty at Halifax. See “Boyle's Journal of Occurrences
in Boston, 1759–1778,” 84 NEHGR
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