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Josiah Quincy, Jr. (1744–1775)

Quincy, Josiah, sometimes called Josiah Quincy, Jr. An American lawyer; born in Boston, Jan. 23, 1744; died on April 26, 1775. He graduated from Harvard in 1763. Though noted as a patriot, he joined with John Adams in defending the British soldiers in the “Boston Massacre” case. But he took part in the town-meeting ordering the “Boston tea-party”; and in September, 1774, went to England to speak in behalf of the colonists. His best-known works are: ‘An Address of the Merchants, Traders, and Freeholders of Boston’ in favor of a non-importation act (1770), and ‘Observations on the Boston Port Bill’ (1774).