Josiah Quincy II

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Josiah Quincy II (born in Boston, Massachusetts, February 23, 1744April 26, 1775) was a famous American lawyer. He was father of Josiah Quincy III, and son of the first Josiah Quincy I (1709-1784).


  • Blandishments will not fascinate us, nor will threats of a "halter" intimidate. For, under God, we are determined that wheresoever, whensoever, or howsoever we shall be called to make our exit, we will die free men.
    • Observations on the Boston Port Bill, 1774.

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