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To the third article and bills or schedules aforesaid, hee saith and deposeth
that the said bills were and are the true and originall bills for the said
goods, and were and are all signed by and with the proper hand writing of
the arlate Michael Andric Captaine of the said shipp, and the contents
thereof were and are true and soe had and donne as therein is contained,
which hee knoweth for the reasons aforesaid, and because hee was present
in a merchants house in Smyrna and sawe the said Captaine signe the same with
his owne hand writinge, And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the fourth article and schedules aforesaid hee saith that after the said producents
had soe laded their said respective merchandizes aboard the said shipp at
Smyrna they alsoe imbarqued them selves in the same and
departed therewith from Smyrna directly for Ligorne, and tooke
the said respective bills of lading alonge with them of his sight and knowledge
comming alonge in their company, and seeing them put them up
privately about their persons, and saith that in the said shipp the
Saint Martin her course for Ligorne shee and the said goods were met
with by a Squadron of eight English shipps said to belonge to the Parliament
and commanded as hee hath heard by Captaine hall, and at the time of the said seizure
the said producents were aboard the said shipp of his sight and
knowledge being alsoe aboard her, And otherwise hee cannot depose,
saving as aforesaid, and seeing the said shipp the Saint Martin is since
brought into England.

To the fifth article hee saith and deposeth that the said producents were and
are Armenian Merchants, and doe usually trade and traffique from
Guiland, Spaham and other places of Persia to Smyrna and thence to Legorne, and
and (sic) other places, and frequently traffique with English in those parts and quarters, and for
and as such they were and are commonly accompted and reputed, and
saith that the said Jacomo and Sofer were and are Persians and subiects
of the kinge of Persia and the said Saroukan was an is a subiect off
the Turkesh Emperour or Grand Seignior, betwixt whom and
this nation there was and is peace and amitie, And otherwise hee
cannot depose./.

To the crosse Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee came first aboard the said shipp at
Smyrna, which was the time aforesaid of lading the said goods, And otherwise
referring himselfe to his foregoeing deposition hee cannot answer or depose, saving
what hee hath predeposed.

To the second hee saith hee hath knowne the said hojah Jacomo foure
yeares last, hojah Sofer eight yeares last and hojah Sarunkan for
theise twenty yeares last past and saith the said Jacomo liveth
in a village neere Rivan in Persia, and was borne there, the said Sofer liveth and was borne
at Spaham in Persia, and the said Saroukan liveth at Constantinople
and as hee hath heard was borne there, and this respondent liveth and
was borne at Bursia aforesaid, and saith that they nor any of them
doe not belonge to any ffrench ffactory at Smirna Constantinople [XXXXX], nor have
any relation to the ffrench nor doe they use to traffique or deale with
them. And otherwise saving as aforesaid hee cannot answer.

To the third hee saith that the said shipp the Saint Martin is as hee beleeveth
a ffrench shipp being under the command of the said Andri[?c] who is a
ffrenchman, and saith the shipps company were atg the time of the
said seizure ffrench men saving about five or six who were Venetians,
and otherwise hee answereth negatively referring him selfe to his
foregoing deposition.

To the fourth hee answereth negatively to all the contents thereof,
saving this deponent hath alsoe goods aboard the said shipp for his owne
accompy and laden by him.

To the fifth hee saith that the fore said goods of the said Sarankan and