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. The indictment relating to Attucks (which is the only one naming the civilians) has
set out as Rex v. Preston, Doc. I.
original, as well as the indictments relating to Carr, Gray, and Caldwell, is in MB
: Chamberlain Collection. In all the
indictments, each soldier is called “Labourer.” Other documents in the Suffolk Files
indicate that this was the normal addition for rank-and-file in the law courts; officers
carried the addition “Esq.” or “Gentleman.”
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, 2014.