. See Statement of the M'Clary Owners
29–30; Charles Storer to
, Boston, 7 April 1786, Adams Papers
. See Doane's Administrators v. Penhallow, et al., 1 Dall.
) 218, 219 (Penna. C.P.
, 1787). The Massachusetts suit is undoubtedly Isaiah Doane et al. v. Thomas Martin
et al., SJC Rec.
1785, fol. 22; Docket Bk. 4, SJC Suffolk, Feb. 1786, C–78, an action of trover brought
by the Doane Administrators against George Wentworth and the McClary
owners at the Suffolk Inferior Court in June 1784. In April 1785, seven of the owners
appeared, and on a plea of not guilty entered by Christopher Gore, obtained a verdict.
In the Supreme Judicial Court the appellants discontinued. The disputed decree does
not appear in the file. SF
104193. If it was in fact David Sewall who was of counsel for the libelants at Portsmouth
in 1777 (note 43
above), it is curious that he did not disqualify himself in the Supreme Judicial
Court as did John Lowell in the Court of Appeal (note 85
above), and James Wilson later in the Supreme Court (note 95