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y haviendo lo prestado ambos por antemi el Es.no y ofrecido decir verdad en lo que supieren y fueren preguntados dicho Rodriguez leyo al Negro Cofi desde la primera pregunta hasta la ultima respuesta de la declaracion dada an te el Comandante de Punta Cortada que comienzan a la vuelta de quarenta y quatro de estos autos se conocio entender el frances aun que con dificultad y necessitando de explicacion quando se le preguntaban algunas cosas largas y en este acto tuvo a bien Su Senoria hazer a ambos las reconvenciones siguientes---- Al Negro Cofi como es que ha dicho en su citada confesion y acaba de decir en este acto, que es falso lo que esta puesto en la de- claracion extendida por el Comandante quando D.n Fernando Rodriguez tiene decla rado y el dicho Comandante manifestado que estuvo presente el mismo Rodriguez
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and having both given the oath before me the Scribe and offering to tell the truth as they knew it and were asked the said Rodriguez read to the Black Cofi from the first question to the last response of the declaration given before the Commander of Punta Cortada that begins on the back of page forty four of these proceedings he was recognized to understand French although with difficulty and needing explanation when he was asked some long questions and in this report His Honor deemed it proper to confront both with the following-- To the Black Cofi as he had said in his aforementioned confession and had just said in this proceeding, that what was put in the declaration issued by the Commander is false whereas Don Fernando Rodriguez has said and the said Commander declared that the said Rodriguez was present with

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