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Chancery Depositions (PRO C24/277 part 1 piece 35 depositions: Edw de Vere v Roger Harlakenden etc)

29.2.42Eliz1 (Friday 29 February 1600)

document 17600226

two that he is the Israel Amyce of whom mention is made in this interrogatory and by virtue of his oath deposeth and saith that he did not deliver the said black book to the right honourable the late earl of Leicester and is fully persuaded that the said earl if he by any means had gotten into his lordship's hands the said book would not so far have dishonoured himself by wronging the right honourable Edw now earl of Oxford as either to burn the same book or to cause the same to be burnt for that this deponent doth no way see how the said earl of Leicester thereby have benefited himself and therefore this deponent saith that he doth not know nor hath heard nor doth see any cause or reason to induce him to believe that the said earl of Leicester did burn or cause the same book to be burnt as by the article is surmised