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him (as if residing in Middleborow) the better to secure himselfe
(not daring to correspond with an Englishman as an Englishman) and to
preserve the goods from confiscation in case of being met with by the

To the third 4th and 5th articles hee saith and deposeth that in or about the moneth
of October last the said Robert Bretton of this deponents sight and
knowledge bought in this citie of fiftie peaces of Colchester bayes
and then going into the countrey hee the said producent ordered this
deponent on his behalfe after they were died into black and
colours to lade them for the Canaries and soe sent them to the said
don lewes Perez da Victoria for his the said producents account, which this deponent did accordingly
and laded twenty five peeces of them in the shipp the Hope (Captaine
van [?Calster]) and the other twenty five in the John Ba[?ptist]. Cord
h[?illderman] master, both which shipps departed from this port with
them, and other goods of this deponents, of consideration
and afterwards this deponent received advice from the said don
Louis Perez da Victoria of the receipt of the said bayes for the
said mr Bretons account in the name aforesaid, which advice
for the reasons aforesaid was directed to this deponent under the
name of William and John Vander Vort under which
names hee was to receive the retournes of the said bayes in wines
and to deliver them to david Constantin, namely to the said producent
Robert Bretton, who under the said name of david
Constantine wrote to the said don lewes to sell and dispose
of the said bayes and invest the same in wines and consigne the
same for london, which letter this deponent sent under his [?covert]
and [?inclosed] in his letter signed by him under the name of william and
John Vander Vort, And further hee deposeth not, saving this
deponent is an Englishman and a subiect of this Commonwealth
and soe is the said producent, and this deponent doth and hath
for some space driven a trade from this port to and from the
Canaries under the said assumed name of William and John
Vandervort, which hee hath donne and doth by the permission
of two merchants of those names living in Amsterdam, and
hath soe donne for the securitie of his owne goods from
seizure by the Spaniards, and hath and doth corresponde with the
said don lewes under those names, and hee referreth himselfe to
the bill of lading annexed.

To the 6. 7 and 8th articles and bill of lading annexed now showed
unto him hee saith and deposeth that in the said letter of advice sent by
this deponent as aforesaid received from the said don lewes there
came the said bill of lading inclosed with order to this deponent
under the name aforesaid to deliver it to him the said david
Constantine, meaning the said producent for this the said producents account under that name withall that
the five pipes of wine therein mentioned under the marke in
the margent thereof were laded aboard the shipp the Mary
and Joice at the said Canaries for his account by the said don lewes, and that