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. Boston Evening-Post
, 21 Dec. 1772, p. 2, col. 3. According to Rowe, the court at this session consisted
of “The Governour, Lieut Govr, The Secretary of the Province, The Admirall The Judge
of Admiralty, Mr. Fisher the Collector of Salem, Mr. Waldo, The Collector of Falmouth
Casco Bay.” Rowe, Letters and Diary
237. Hutchinson's version is that “the counsel for the prisoner moving for further
time, and urging that intelligence might probably be obtained of a pirate schooner
having been in the bay, and it appearing that a large armed schooner sailed from Boston,
bound to the coast of Guinea, at the same time with the fishing vessel, the court
thought proper to adjourn the trial for six months.” 3 Hutchinson, Massachusetts Bay, ed. Mayo
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