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York, Neil Longley


Portrait of a Patriot

The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior Josiah Quincy, Jr. Edited by Daniel R. Coquillette and Neil Longley York

Successful Boston lawyer, active member of the Sons of Liberty, and noted political essayist, Josiah Quincy Junior (1744–1775) left a lasting impression on those he met--for his passion in the courtroom as well as his orations in the Old South Meeting House, and for his determination to live fully... More


Henry Hulton and the American Revolution

An Outsider's Inside View Neil Longley York

Henry Hulton was an Englishman who moved to Boston in 1767 as a member of the new American Board of Customs Commissioners. The board was supposed to curtail smuggling and bring greater efficiency to the administration of empire. It failed, and Hulton fled Massachusetts in 1776, joining an exodus of... More


Portrait of a Patriot

The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior Josiah Quincy, Jr. Edited by Daniel R. Coquillette and Neil Longley York

The most unique and important of all early American law reports are those of Josiah Quincy Jr. (1744–1775). These are the first reports of continental America’s oldest court, the Superior Court of Judicature of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, direct ancestor to today’s Massachusetts Supreme... More


Portrait of a Patriot

The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior Josiah Quincy, Jr. Edited by Daniel R. Coquillette and Neil Longley York

The most unique and important of all early American law reports are those of Josiah Quincy Jr. (1744–1775). These are the first reports of continental America’s oldest court, the Superior Court of Judicature of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, direct ancestor to today’s Massachusetts Supreme... More


Portrait of a Patriot

The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior Josiah Quincy, Jr. Edited by Daniel R. Coquillette and Neil Longley York

Providing readers with the unusual opportunity to enter into the extraordinary mind of a patriot in the period immediately preceding the Revolution, the Portrait of a Patriot series presents the major papers of the Boston lawyer and patriot penman Josiah Quincy Jr. (1744-1775). In this, the third... More


Portrait of a Patriot

The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior Josiah Quincy, Jr. Edited by Daniel R. Coquillette and Neil Longley York

Josiah Quincy Jr. (1744-1775), Boston lawyer and patriot penman, had he lived longer could have been a leader of the new American Republic with a name familiar in most households. In a four-volume series, the Colonial Society of Massachusetts will reprint his major political and legal writings.... More