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30th May 1650. [CENTRE HEADING]

Vassall et alij con Jacket.}

Super lilo in [?hac] causa date examinattus.

Rp. jus.

Georgius Dethick de Poplar in comitatu Middlesex gentleman aetatis 24 annorum
aut [?eo] circiter testis productus et juratus.

Ad primum arlum dicti lili deponit et dicit that hee hath well knowne the shipps
the Mayflower, the Peter and the Benjamin arlate for and during all the time
arlate, of which shipps or vessells the producents Samuel Vassall, Richard
Crandley and company were the said time the true and lawfull owners and
proprietors and of their tackle apparrell and furniture and soe commonly
accompted and reputed, reddens [?XXXXem] scientia sua ut infra. Et alr nescit.

Ad secundum tertium et wuartum arlos dicti lili deponit that within the time aforesaid
the said Samuel Vassall, Richard Crandley and company did fitt and
furnish out the said shipps and vessells the Mayflower, the Peter and
the Benjamin on a trading voyage from this port of London for Ginny
and thence to certaine places and parts in the West Indies and soe
to retourne back againe to this port of London, and did lade and
put on board them for their uses and accompts a cargazon of goods
and merchandizes of severall sorts and qualities of the valewe of
5000 li sterling - (as hee hath heard the same estimated) to be trucked
bartered and traded away upon the said voyage, and constituted and
sent out the arlate William Jacket Captaine and cheife commannder
of all the said vessells, and cheife factor or agent for the trucking away
and disposing of the said cargazon the said voyage for the best
benefitt and advantage of them the said Vassall Crandley and
company, and the said Jacket had and tooke upon him the charge and
governement of the said three shipps or vessells and the disposing
and trucking away of the said goods and merchandizes to the use aforesaid,
All which hee knoweth going out in the said shipp the Mayflower on
the said voyage one of the masters mates, and being one of the company
during the voyage untill the said shipp was seized as hereafter followeth.
alr nescit.

Ad quintum arlum deponit et dicit that within the time aforesaid and
before the said Captaine Jackets proceeding with the said vessells and goods
on the said voyage, they the said Captaine Cranley, Mr Vassall and
company ordered and gave directions unto him that when hee should
come to trade and traffique (the said voyage) in any of the kinges of
Spaines dominions or Territories in the West Indies, hee should
not bringe or suffer any of the said three shipps to be brought within
the Commannd of any fort, castle or garrison, and that hee
should not goe on shore himselfe nor trust any considerable quantitie
of goods, wares or merchandizes or Negro's out of his shipps on shore
amongest the Spaniards, unlesse hee had sufficiencie of retournes
first on board his shipps in lieu thereof, signifying withall unto him
in the said orders, that unlesse hee had and tooke especiall regard and care
both to himselfe and shipps the Spaniards would betray him, and therefore