On the Trial of the Inhuman Murderers, Of the 5th of March, 1770
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- Coming of the American Revolution
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Written seven months after the violent events of the Boston Massacre on 5 March 1770, this poem expresses the outrage felt by the Patriots that the British soldiers had still not been brought to trial. The anonymous author urges an impartial trial, recognizes the possibility that the soldiers may be "pardoned," and insists that if justice cannot be served by the judicial system, it will ultimately be served by "GOD's Righteous Laws".