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Ad decimum arlum deponit that after the said Jackets said arivall at the
Barbada's hee acquainted the said Mr Spensack with the orders which hee
had given to the Beniamins company as aforesaid, and before his arivall
there hee wrote to him from Cape Lopus to the same effect, this deponent
by his order copying the said letter, Et alr nescit deponere.

Ad undecimum deponit that after the premisses and while the said shipp
the Mayflower was at nova Barcelona there came intelligence by Captaine Phillips
(who there arived from the Barbadas) that the said vessell the Beniamin
was safely come and arived at the Barbadas, and with her lading
brought from Ginny was delivered to the disposall of the said
Mr Spensack, and that hee tooke upon him the ordering and disposing
of the same. El alr nescit deponere.

Ad 12um deponit that after about twelve dayes staye at the Barbada's
(after the arival there of the said Jacket as aforesaid) hee departed
with the shipp the Mayflower and the said pinck and goods and Negro's
aforesaid taken in and brought from Ginny aforesaid and came
and arived therewith about the 26th of March 1648 at a certaine
place in the West Indies called Cuminagata, which is under the
dominion of the kinge of Spaine, and there the said Captaine
Jacket accompanied with one don Louis de Chaves a Portugall
Jewe went ashore to seeke for trade, and retourning the same night
aboard, the said don Lewis went the next day ashore againe, and
after hee had bin at the towne of nova Barcelona (about twelve
English miles up in the land) hee retourned the same night aboard
and in this deponents presence and hearing told the said Captaine
Jacket that the said towne and countrey were inhabited by poore and
rude people, and that hee held it not to be a place for them
to trade in for bartering or vending their Negro's and commodities,
and therefore desired him to beate it up to windeward for Cumana,
or Margareta, or els to goe to Lee ward for Caraccas or Cartagena,
which hee said were places of good trade and vend for his goods and
Negro's and where hee the said don Louis had friends who would
be assistant and faithfull unto him therein, or to the same effect.
Et alr nescit deponere.

Ad 13um arlum deponit that after and notwithstanding the premisses the
said Jacket contrary to his orders and commission aforesaid from the said
Merchants (his imployers) and against all reason and discretion and
the advice and exhortation of the said Jewe (who was much concerned
with the welfare of the said vessells and good successe of the voyage
having an hundred Negro's and other commodities aboard) and
notwithstanding that hee had not any license to trade there, landed
at [?Commanagosa] to the number of 300 Negro's and upwards out of the said two vessells
that were for the said imployers accompt besides the said don Lewis
his hundred Negro's, and caused and ordered them to goe up by land
to the Baye of Barcelona to meete the said two vessells there, and
sent a guard of Spaniards to goe alonge with and carry them thither
reddens rationem scientia sua ut supra, Et alr nescit.