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14. Paine Diary, 20, 21 June, 10 Aug., 19 Oct. 1769. In his own diary under the last date, JA noted, “The morning at Brackett's upon the Case of the Whale.” 1 JA, Diary and Autobiography344. “Brackett's” was undoubtedly the Cromwell's Head, an inn on School Street in Boston kept by Joshua Bracket, where such proceedings were commonly held. See Rowe, Letters and Diary 127; Thwing, Crooked and Narrow Streets 109; Drake, History and Antiquities of Boston 807. JA apparently had the assistance of an unidentified lawyer, whose notes on the case are found with his. See note 127 below.
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