This trial is being held in defense of Captain Thomas Preston, who is being charged with the murder of five colonial Englishmen and assault regarding the order to fire weapons. John Adams, with the help of Josiah Quincy, will represent the defendant, and Samuel Quincy, along with Robert Treat Paine, will represent the prosecution. In this case of British Soldiers versus American colonists, Captain Preston pleads not guilty.
By 1770, there were approximately 600 redcoat soldiers of
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