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To the first hee saith and deposith that such Certificates
as are sent from the Customes house heere as aforesaid are
to this deponents certaine knowledge kept and doe
remaine in the Customdie of the said Judge of the countra-
banda or of some other officer of his for he the said Judges
security and descharge, and saith they are not in the
[?] of and English Merchant there nor can such merchants
have the same when they please; And hee further deposith
that by letters of Advice hee hath bin allsoe informed that
the said Generall of the Canary Islands doeth approveed[?] with
such Rigour and vialence[?] against the said English Merchants
at the Canarise that hee will not admitt them to have and
Counsill to advise with, nor to have any legall proceeding
that hath fired[?] and punished one Counsillor [?]
there, for drawing and subscribing a potion[?} for them
in so much that all [?} are hereby deterred[?] and frightened
from undertaking any thing for the advantage of the said
English Merchants. and further he cannot depose.

To the last Intirrie hee saith and deposith that the letter
to the Interrogatories annexed and with this deponent
hath now seene and perused it as hee verily beleeveth
signed and subsribed by all of the English
merchants now used[?] but att the Canaries of any quality
And as he saith was his sent from them to theire Corrispondents
heire in England to hhim and theire present [?] might
bee hereby made knowne and manifested the Contents
whereof this deponent saith hee doeth verily believe in
his [?] were and are true and soe had and done
as therein is sett forth and declared. with hee the rather
is indured to believe because hee hath seene other letters
from the same place importing and lending to be[?] [?]
offer[?] and purpose. And further to theise Interogate
-ies hee cannot otherwise then as aforesaid deposed.

22 Aprilis 1650 [?] Wessex

Edmund [?] of St Martine in the [?]
London Cittizen and Merchant of London aged 30ty
years or thereabouts sworne the day [?]
before the right honorable[?] John Exton [?] of Lawe
one of the Judges of the high Court of [?]
and examined as aforesaid saith by virtue of his