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being a Genovese, had adventured to trade in the said Indies,
where none but Spaniards are permitted to trade, and that hee had
bin constrained to procure his libertie with money, and this hee saith
was and is publique and notorious, and this deponent being
then at Cadiz tooke the more notice of the said report, for that hee
was a countrey man and an acquaintance of the said Rosetti, whom hee
alsoe upon such his arivall heard say and report that hee had bin [XXXdXX]
with in the West Indies. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the second and third articles hee saith and deposeth that hee this exáminate
as a merchant was resident at and frequented the Canarie Islands
for twenty monethes together (ending about fifteene monethes since)
during which space hee saith hee saw the said producent alsoe trading there
as a merchant, and when this deponent about fifteene monethes
since came thense, hee left the said producent still trading there:
And otherwise hee cannot depose

To the fourth hee saith hee well knoweth alsoe the arlate Thomas
Clercq, who hee saith was resident at the Canaries when this
deponent soe came thense, and was and is commonly reputed a
dutchman and a subiect of the States of the United Netherlands.
And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the fifth hee saith that by the said producent hee this deponent
received letteres from written by and from this deponents correspondent
ffrancisco Cruz, residing at Oratavo in the said Islands, wherein
the said Cruz advised this exáminate that the said producent
had bought a quantitie of Indigo and other goods Indian
goods in the said Islands, and had laded them aboard the shipp the
Morning Starr of Amsterdam, and went him selfe in the same shipp recommended with
his said goods to Balthazar Rubin of Amsterdam, And otherwise hee cannot
depose, saving hee soe received the said letteres after the seizure
of the said shipp and goods.

To the sixth hee saith there was and is pease and ámitie betweene
this Commonwealth and the Republique of Genoa, and their
respective subiects./

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee the more certainly knoweth the said
Rosetti to be a native of Voltra aforesaid in the said dominion of
Genoa, for that this deponent hath frequented the said place
of Voltra and hath bin severall times at the house of the said
producents father having lands adioyning the said place. And
otherwise hee cannot answer, saving as aforesaid.

To the second hee and third hee saith that hee this examinate was never
at the West Indies, but about five yeares since, living for the