. In JA
's hand. Adams Papers, Microfilms
, Reel No. 184. Docketed in another hand: “Michael Corbett & the 4 sailors who kill'd
Panton in defence of th[eir]
liberty.” There were of course only four sailors involved. Similar pleas in JA
's hand in behalf of John Ryan and Pierce Fenning are in MBAt
:Ezekiel Price Papers. See notes 661
, below. Quotation marks supplied.
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, 2015.