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Chancery Depositions (PRO C24/498 pt 2 piece 6 depositions: Rosse v Harlakenden)

16.5.1623 (Friday 16 May 1623)

document 17801089

eight and nine that the paper book beginning with great capt red letters now also showed unto him at this the time of his examination is all of the own proper handwriting of him this deponent and he saith that this book doth agree with the said other paper book before by him spoken of in his answer to the now next precedent interrogatory for this deponent saith that when he was one of the said mr Cooke's clerks he this deponent by the direction and appointment of the said mr Cooke his master did write out this book out of the other book in this fair manner as it now is and he saith that after he had thus written out this book he did examine the same with the said other book or bundle or paper rolls and therefore in regard that the whole book so beginning with red letters is all of the own proper handwriting of him this deponent he saith that the particular entry mentioned in the ninth interrogatory must and is also of the own proper handwriting of him this deponent and he saith that the same doth agree with the said entry so made in the said first mentioned book as aforesaid and he saith that if he had not found the said entry in the said first mentioned paper book or bundle of paper rolls and that he had also found the same to be corrected and interlined with the own proper handwriting of the said mr Cooke himself this deponent would hardly have believed that he should have seen such an entry made by him the said mr Cooke or by his direction and this he saith is as much as to his now remembrance he can materially depose to all the several questions of these two interrogatories Jn Madison