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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

    May it please &c. It now remains to close this Cause on the part of the Crown, a cause, which...
    TUESDAY 4 December , half past FIVE o’Clock, p.m. (Mr. Paine not having gone through his...
    Gentlemen of the Jury, William Wemms, James Hartegan, William McCauley, Hugh White, Matthew...
    Judge Cushing . The longest Tryal I have ever known. The Party in K ing S treet had a right to...
    If therefore on the whole of the evidence offered, you should be of the mind that this meeting of...
    After the Court had summed up the Cause, the Jury withdrew for about two hours and an half, and...
    May it please your Honours and you Gentlemen of the Jury, I am for the prisoners at the bar, and...
    Monday   3 December , NINE o’ Clock, the Court met according to adjournment, and proceeded. May...
    James Crawford. Went home to Bulls Wharf at dark about 6 O Clock. Met Numbers of People, going...
    On the evening of the 5th of March I was at my lodgings, I heard a noise, and went out towards...