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    Cotton v. Nye: 1767

    From: Adams Papers | Legal Papers of John Adams | Volume 1 | C. Torts | Cotton v. Nye: 1767

    1Editorial Note (Adams Papers)
    This suit, as Adams noted in his diary, “arose from Ambition” and (apparently) from competition...
    Poor Nye of Sandwich, seems dejected. I should suspect by his Concern that Cotton gained Ground...
    Hovey . Certificate. Benja. Fessenden . Bassetts Shop. Lying Papers. Set their Names to it. D...
    Defendant It may be part of a great plan to get Representat ion over that Paper. It is true he...
    4. Bac. 485. “All Words are actionable which import the Charge of such a Forgery, as is within...
    Otis . Certificate of General Assembly. Law very much altered of late Times. To prevent Gothic...
    Certificate Mr. Fessenden. A Lye of his own making, and he had set their Names to it. Jennings....
    The Court was fixed in the Sandwich Case. Cotton is not only a Tory but a Relation of some of the...