Wetmore’s Minutes of the Review1
Essex Superior Court, Salem, November 1772
Porter [and] Steel. Case for money received and promise to pay it. Plea no promise. Proof. Produced a Receipt and the signing was denied. The Clerk of Inf[erior] Court produced the original receipt.2
Sarge[ant] for Steel. The Qu. is (as this is a review) whether the former Judgment be wrong.
Adams. The principal query is whether the Receipt was sign’d.
Oliver J. Steele owns his subscribing the paper but say[s] a part has been added at the top. This must be proved by him else of no consequence save to his own disadvantage.
1. In William Wetmore’s hand. Adams Papers, Microfilms, Reel No. 184.
2. The original does not appear in the files.