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dho Senor Theniente Gobernador D.n Simon Cro- set de quien por medio de los mismos Ynterpre tes y por ante mi el Escribano recivio juramento que lo hizo por Dios Nuestro Señor, y una señal de cruz conforme a dro bajo el que ofrecio decir verdad en lo que supiere y fuere preguntado, y siendolo si a algunos de los Negro Minas de Puesto de Punta Cortada y Falsa Rivera, que se hal lan presos en esta Ciudad, les ha oido hablar de la sublevacion que se les atribuye haver intentado contra los blancos, exprese a quienes, quando, y lo que huviere acontecido en el particular? dixo: Que no les ha oido decir cosa alguna a los referidos Negros del contenido de la Pregunta, y que sola mente dio orden de parte del Comandante a algunos vecinos, para que remitiesen sus Negros sin introducirse el declarante a inter rograles a estos cosa alguna y responde---- Preguntado sobre la primera cita, que le
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the said Señor Lieutenant Governor appeared Don Simon Croiset from whom by way of the same Interpreters and before me the Scribe he received the oath that he gave by God Our Lord, and a symbol of the cross according to law under which he promised to tell the truth as he knew it and was asked, and being asked if he had heard some of the Minas Blacks of the Post of Punta Cortada and Falsa Rivera, who are prisoners in this City, speak of the uprising which they are accused of having attempted against the whites, let him say who, when, and what happened in particular? he said: That he had not heard the said Blacks say anything about the contents of the Question, and that he only gave the order from the Commander to some neighbors, that they should send in their Blacks without the declarant having gotten involved in asking them anything and he responds-- Asked about the first reference, which

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