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oath as followeth videlicet

To ffirst Interogatorie hee saith and deposeth that hee this deponent
doeth very well knowe Mr. John Forbler. Mr Marmaduke
Rawdon and Mr. Joseph Lambill and allmost all the [?] whose
manner are subscribed to a letter hereunto annexed And saith they
were and are Marchents of this nation and are now risiding
In the Canary Islands And allso saith that hee this deponent hath
crediblye heard thatt all or the greatest part of the said Merchants
in or about the monethe of February last past were found all
apprehended and imprisoned by Don Pedro Cavilla Gusman [chief?}
Generall and Comander under the King of Spaine in the said
Islands upon his pretence of theire bringing in of contrabanda
goods and likewise for exporting from thence hides sugars and
other West India Goods which it set down with an intent as this deponent conciaveth
by the said Don Pedro Carillo to extort a Somme of money
out of and from the said Merchants and by such his vigorous
proceedings he force them to a [compreseve?] for the same the [pre wigth?]
hee deposeth hee this deponent being merchent by profesion and history
in or about the said Islands of the Canaries by & for the space of 6 or 7
yeares together ending about 6 years since att which tyme hee saith
most of the said Merchants were res??? and having then And
further to this Interorrogatorie hee cannot depose
To the second and third Interogatorie hee saith and deposeth that
for theise twelve yearis last past and upwards hee this deponent
hath knowne and for severall years before that hath bin
credibly informed that all merchants who sent goods from
here unto the Canaries have and doe constantly use to
carry with them Certificates from the Custome house [?}
under the hands of the [?} [?]
of the sorts and Conditions[?} of theire said goods And saith
that for all the tyme prediposed this deponent that never
knowne any merchant at the Canaries troubled or moleseted
for any goods or Comodities for imported thither nor for any
West India Goods exported theure unill now of Late and att
this present by the said Don Pedro Carillo Gusman Ginrall[?} there
as aforesaid. With said Certificates this deponent saith [?]
soe sint and carried from heure as aforesaid by the said
Mewrchants for the [?} off fllanders of suspition which
through similarities [?} of Mirchandizes might and
wairs arise of happin - And hee further deposith that
the officers of the Contrabande theire had[?] constantly
and usually visete the said Goods soe imported as aforesaid
Compare them with the said Certificates which being
found to corrispond they doe allow [?] And soe
the same are fourthwith as hee saith allowed of [?]