Signed left center, in the alligator: "Paul Endres Jr."
From the Tales of the American Burden, Y-9 Post Burden (P.B.).
Number 6 in C.W. Boyle's Burden chronology guide: "The fate of Boston's own Sam 'The Pilgrim' Hutch has been a consistently sore subject of debate among Burden-era Historians. The classic version of the story children are taught in school is that he valiantly perished at the Defense of Long Bridge, fending off Ocampo's forces for over two days. However, new evidence suggests Hutch may have fallen victim to a darker and far less romantic end."