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n City, whose success in collecting materials for American History is exceeded only by his honest love of historic truth; Mr. J. F. Eliot of Boston; Mr. William B. Reed, Mr. Langdon Elwyn, and Mr. Edward D. Ingraham of Philadelphia; Mr. Tefft of Georgia, and Mr. Swaine of North Carolina, who show constant readiness to further my inquiries; the Connecticut Historical Society; the President and Officers of Yale College, who sent me unique documents from the Library of that Institution; Mr. William C. Preston of South Carolina, to whom I owe precious memorials of the spirit and deeds of the South. The most valuable acquisition of all was the collection of the papers of Samuel Adams, which came to me through the late Samuel Adams Welles. They contain the manuscripts of Samuel Adams, especially drafts of his letters to his many correspondents, and drafts of public documents. They contain also the complete journals of the Boston Committee of Correspondence, drafts, of the letters it sen
c, 1770. formed with a corporal in front, and Preston following. William Whittington, Trial, 74;iss. They cannot, without my orders; replied Preston; Theodore Bliss, Trial, 82. while the town of his hand, and levelling a blow at him hit Preston. See the Note at the end of the Chapter. Tresenting all parties. The evidence taken on Preston's trial, has, I believe, never been fairly orarmy were not likely to fire without orders. Preston himself said to T. Bliss, They cannot fire wionvinced he gave the order. I am afraid poor Preston has but little chance. Mr. Auchmuty who is h9. As Auchmuty before the trial believed that Preston gave the order, so Josiah Quincy, Jr. has lefinuations in the Case of Captain Preston. If Preston had given no orders, the offensive falsehoodss. Trial 14. Testimony of Richard Palmes on Preston's Trial. He was standing close by Preston anPreston and Montgomery. Question. At the time the soldiers fired, did you see a number of things thrown at t[14 more...]
ion. In Letters to Hillsborough, and more distinctly to John Pownall. Less occasion never existed for martial rule than at Boston. At the ensuing trial of Preston, every indulgence was shown him by the citizens. Auchmuty, his Counsel, had the assistance of the patriots, John Adams and Quincy. The prosecution was conductedd selected talesmen were put upon the jury. As the slaughter of the citizens took place at night, it was not difficult to raise a plausible doubt, whether it was Preston, or some other person, who had actually cried out to the soldiers to fire; and on that ground a verdict of acquittal was obtained. The public acquiesced; but wasbe convicted. These are pretty good distinctions for an American jury. The self-possession which had marked the conduct of the Town in regard to the trial of Preston, appeared in the measures of the Assembly for the redress of their grievances. In selecting an agent to bring them before the King, Samuel Adams and about one th