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The second day of November 1653. [CENTRE HEADING]

The Clayme of the King of Poland}
for goods and other necessaries lately}
seized in the Saint George John Peterson
George Master. Suckly. Smith}

Examined upon an allegation given and [?XXX]
in the Acts of Court on behalfe of the
sayd seizers.


Christopher Drake of the parish of Saint Mary [?Street]
Refiner aged 86 yeares or thereabouts a witnes
sworne and examined deposeth and saith as followeth.

That the stuffes commonly called or knowne by the name or names of
Tabie or Tabies Sattens and all other like fine and Rich stuffes [?tabies]
and sattens made att Nantes in ffrance or any other place in ffrance
or elswhere are goods and commodities commonly vendible in Poland
and are usually sold there to the good proffit and advantage of the
merchant using that trade, the premisses he knoweth to be true
having himselfe some tymes traded in Poland and there seene and
observed such Tabies and rich stuffes commonly sold, videlicet att [?Tow?erin]
Kneeson, and Powsen three principall Cittyes or places of trade
in the sayd kingdome of Poland where this deponent hath bene
and resided, And otherwise cannot depose, saving that hee
beleiveth that the like part of Rich Tabies and stuffes are commonly
made in ffrance and bought at Nantes.

Christopher [?XXXX] [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the sayd allegation.


William Neave of Dukes Place London merchant
aged forty three yeares or thereabouts a witnes
sworne and examined deposeth and saith as followeth

That the Stuffes commonly called Tabies Sattens and the like rich
stuffes and sattens, and all other Rich sorts of stuffes tabies silkes
and sateens were and are Commodityes usually sold in Poland
and commonly worne by the Gentry and Nobility of that Country
and yeild good advantage to the merchant which he knoweth
for that he hath for diverse yeares lived and resided in [?the]
quality of a merchant in Dantzyck and Tourne two cities
in Poland and there and elsewhere in the sayd Country hath
seene and observed the sayd commodityes commonly sold and [?worne]
and otherwise cannot depose saving that having seene severall
quantityes of like stuffes arrive in those parts in ffrench [?bottoms]
he beleiveth such like tabies sattens and other rich stuffes are
made in ffrance and bought att Nantes and other rich stuffes are
made in ffrance and bought att Nantes and other ports cittyes
and places in ffrance

William Neave [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

Repeated with his precontest
before Doctor Clarke and Mr Cock.