questioning in pre-trial depositions for Hiss's
libel suit against him, Whittaker
Chambers cited a long visit that he
said Priscilla Hiss
paid to Chambers' cottage in Smithton, New Jersey,
to support his claim that a close relationship
existed between the two families. Chambers said
their landlord, Joseph Boucot, would back up
his story, because he was introduced to Mrs.
defense found Boucot, who lived only 100 feet
from Chambers' summer cottage. Boucot said he
never met Mrs. Hiss. Chambers then said he was
no longer so sure that Mrs. Hiss met Boucot,
but Mrs. Chambers still testified that Priscilla
Hiss did visit. Boucot and his sister both testified
that this was untrue.