Notes on the Boston Massacre trial relating to the trial of the eight soldiers, by Benjamin Lynde, circa November 1770, "If therefore on ye whole of ye Evidnce ..."
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Benjamin Lynde, the chief justice of Massachusetts, served as one of the judges in the Boston Massacre trial of eight soldiers from the 29th Regiment who were involved in the events of 5 March 1770 -- William Wemms, James Hartigan, William McCauley, Hugh White, Matthew Kilroy, William Warren, John Carrol, and Hugh Montgomery. Lynde's detailed notes summarize the defense's closing arguments, suggesting that they were directed toward the jury. In addition to this set of notes, Lynde also took brief notes during the trial.