. Dalrymple to Gage, 19 March 1770, Adams, New Light
32, 33. “Captain Preston's case” is a critical narrative entitled “Case of Capt.
Thomas Preston of the 29th Regiment” not in Preston's hand, but signed by him. PRO
, C.O. 5:759, fols. 247–253; it is printed from the Massachusetts Gazette Extraordinary,
21 June 1770, in 7 Col. Soc. Mass., Pubns.
6–10 (1905). When the “Case” returned to Boston in June after having been printed
in England, the Bostonian reaction was violently anti-Preston. In the journalistic
fulminating, the Captain's earlier “card” was, as Gage had predicted, turned to his
detriment. The documents are printed in 7 Col. Soc. Mass., Pubns.
11–21 (1905). This time, Preston had the sense to remain silent. See Gage to Preston,
12 Aug. 1770, Adams, New Light