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Legal Papers of John Adams, Volume 2

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Legal CategoryI. Town Government

Legal CategoryJ. Conservation

Legal CategoryK. Religion

Legal CategoryL. Slavery

“I was concerned in several Causes in which Negroes sued for their Freedom before the ...

Document GroupSlew v. Whipple

Document GroupNewport v. Billing

Document GroupMargaret v. Muzzy

Document GroupCaesar v. Taylor

Document GroupCaesar v. Greenleaf

Legal CategoryM. Admiralty—Civil Jurisdiction

Legal CategoryN. Admiralty—Revenue Jurisdiction

The majority of John Adams' cases in the Court of Vice Admiralty involved breaches of the ...

Document GroupPetition of Lechmere

Document GroupFolger v. SloopCornelia

Document GroupSewall v. Hancock

Document GroupDowse v. Thirty-three Hogsheads of Molasses

Document GroupSheaffe v. TheTriton

Document GroupDowse v. Nineteen Casks of Molasses

Document GroupButler v. TheUnion

Document GroupDawson v. TheDolphin

Document GroupDawson v. TheJenny

Document GroupRoss' Case

Legal CategoryO. Admiralty—White Pine Acts Jurisdiction

Legal CategoryP. Admiralty—Criminal Jurisdiction

Legal CategoryQ. Admiralty—Prize Jurisdiction

Legal CategoryR. Criminal Law

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