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Legal Papers of John Adams, Volume 3

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Legal Category R. Criminal Law, continuedThe Boston Massacre Trials:

Editorial Note The riot of 5 March 1770, to which Samuel Adams and history have affixed the inaccurate ... ...

Document Group Rex v. Preston

Document Group Rex v. Wemms

7 September 1770 — 27 November 1770 UNKNOWN On Saturday i.e. Tuesday, the 27th November, 1770, the Court being met, the prisoners were ... 27 November 1770 Adams, John James Dodge . . .seemed to come from ... 27 November 1770 — 28 November 1770 UNKNOWN N.B. The Court being unable to go through this trial in one day, ... 28 November 1770 Adams, John James Brewer. To the best of my Remembrance I saw Kilroy. I came up ... 28 November 1770 — 29 November 1770 UNKNOWN SIX o'clock, p.m. the Court adjourned to Thursday morning  29 ... 29 November 1770 Adams, John Jos. Crosbey. Kilroys Bayonett appeared to ... 29 November 1770 Quincy, Samuel May it please your Honours, and you Gentlemen of the Jury. ... 29 November 1770 Adams, John Josa. Quincy. 3 main Divisions, under the last there will be many ... 29 November 1770 Quincy, Josiah Jr. May it please your Honours, and you Gentlemen of the Jury. ... 29 November 1770 Adams, John James Crawford. At dark that night, I went home and was not out ... 29 November 1770 — 30 November 1770 UNKNOWN FIVE o'clock p.m. the Court adjourned till next morning, Friday,  30 ... 30 November 1770 Adams, John Dr. Richard Hyrons. About 7 o Clock. Saw several soldiers at my own ... 30 November 1770 — 1 December 1770 UNKNOWN On the evening of the 5th of March I was at my lodgings, I heard a noise, and went out ... 29 November 1770 — 1 December 1770 Adams, John James Crawford. Went home to Bulls Wharf at dark about 6 O Clock. Met Numbers of People, ... 3 December 1770 Quincy, Josiah Jr. Monday  3 December, NINE o' Clock, the ... 3 December 1770 — 4 December 1770 Adams, John May it please your Honours and you Gentlemen of the Jury, ... 4 December 1770 — 5 December 1770 Paine, Robert Treat May it please &c. ... 4 December 1770 — 5 December 1770 UNKNOWN TUESDAY 4 December, half past FIVE o'Clock, p.m. (Mr. Paine not having gone through his ... 5 December 1770 Trowbridge, Edmund Gentlemen of the Jury, ... 5 December 1770 Paine, Robert Treat Judge Cushing. The longest Tryal I have ever known. The Party in ... 5 December 1770 Lynde, Benjamin If therefore on the whole of the evidence offered, you should be of the mind that this ... 5 December 1770 UNKNOWN After the Court had summed up the Cause, the Jury withdrew for ...

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