The Amistad Mutineers Trial



(Unsigned; by John Quincy Adams' Hand)

Adams was admitted to practice in 1791. By 1794 he began his diplomatic career as minister to The Hague. According to the Archives of the Supreme Judicial Court, The Court of Common Pleas existed from 1692 to 1855. Adams was attorney for plaintiff Cunningham in obtaining Writs of Execution against Billings. Adams endorsed the reverse of two Writs as not satisfied by payment which are on file with the Court in Boston.

      -Source: Elizabeth C. Bouvier, Head of Archives, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts

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