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Consecutivamente, haviendose quedado en la Sa la D.n Fernando Rodriguez mando Su Senoria comparecer al Negro Francisco esclavo de Jorge Bergeron de quienes recivio jura mento del dicho D.n Fernando por Dios y la Cruz y del Negro Fran.co por medio de los precitados Ynterpres por Dios en cuya exis tencia cree, y haviendolo prestado ambos ante mi el Escrivano como por dro se re quiere y ofrecido decir verdad en lo que supieren y fueren preguntados y el dicho Rodriguez hizo al mismo Negro las preguntas que constan en la declaracion de foxas trein ta y cinco vuelta dada ante el comandante de Punta Cortada explicandose en el frances criollo para verificar si el dho Fran.co las entendiende y contesta se reconocio que en tendia y contestaba regularmente y recono siendole su Senoria sobre que por que
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Consecutively, Don Fernando Rodriguez having remained in the Room His Honor ordered to appear the Black Francisco slave of Jorge Bergeron from whom he received the oath of the said Don Fernando by God and the Cross and from the Black Francisco through the said Interpreters by God in whose existence he believes, and both having sworn before me the Scribe as the law requires and promised to tell the truth as they knew it and were asked and the said Rodriguez asked the said Black the questions which are found in the declaration on the back of page thirty five given before the commander of Punta Cortada speaking in creole French to verify if the said Francisco understood them and answered it was understood that he understood and answered normally and realizing this his Honor asked why

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