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    Rex v. Wemms: Suffolk Superior Court, Boston

    From: Adams Papers | Legal Papers of John Adams | Volume 3 | R. Criminal Law, continued: The Boston Massacre Trials | Rex v. Wemms: Suffolk Superior Court, Boston

    Judge Cushing . The longest Tryal I have ever known. The Party in K ing S treet had a right to beat . Judge Lynde . 8 Prisoners. No Body can wonder that on their account we have spend a great Deal of Time. HP 482 , If it be not known who kill’d. This Rule will Shorten your Business. Paine Massacre Notes . Presumably 1 Hale, Pleas of the Crown Matthew Hale, Historia Placitorum Coronse: The...
    May it please &c. It now remains to close this Cause on the part of the Crown, a cause, which from the Importance of it has been examined with such minuteness and protracted to such a length that I fear it has fatigued your attention as I am certain it has exhausted my Spirits. However Gentlemen it may serve to show you and all the world that the Benignity of the English Law, so much relied on...