Samuel P. Savage diary, 1 unnumbered page, 30-31 December 1770 and notes about the end of the year
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In this diary entry Samuel Savage records that Capt. Preston and all but two of his soldiers were acquitted and that Ebenezer Richardson, charged with the killing of an 11-year old boy in a skirmish that occurred eleven days before the Massacre, "will have another tryall." Savage also seems to have added a note-in July of 1771-that more than a year after the events, Richardson was still in jail and his trial was still delayed.