Letter from Andrew Oliver, Jr. to Benjamin Lynde, 6-7 March 1770
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Andrew Oliver, Jr. (1731-1799), a judge and scientist who was a Loyalist, writes to his father-in-law, Benjamin Lynde, Jr. (1700-1781), a representative, councilor, and justice of the Superior Court from 1769 to 1771. Although he "was confined to my Chamber with the Gout", Oliver writes of "Skirmish after Skirmish between the Inhabitants & the Soldiery" and describes the violence of 5 March 1770 and its aftermath.