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39. 3 Bernard Papers 76, MH; Lynde, Diary 195 (17 April 1770). The following tentative chronology is based on (1) 3 Bernard Papers 76; (2) Lynde, Diary; (3) Paine Diary; (4) the Minute Books for this and the Charlestown terms:
13 March (Tuesday), Court convenes; indictment sometime during that week.
19 March (Monday), Richardson arraigned.
23 March (Friday), Richardson requests counsel.
27 March (Tuesday), “Attorney General to Ipswich Court; so we on civil actions all the week.” Lynde, Diary 194.
2–7 April (Monday-Saturday), civil and routine criminal cases.
10 April (Tuesday), Charlestown term commenced.
13 April (Friday), Charlestown term adjourned.
17 April (Tuesday), second postponement.
20 April (Friday), trial.
21 April (Saturday), verdict; court adjourned to 29 May.
29 May (Tuesday), court adjourned to 31 May.
31 May (Thursday), court meets, adjourned to 6 September.
6 September (Thursday), motion for new trial and jury examined.
7 September (Friday), motion argued.
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