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hee his deponent by the space of theise 25 years last past or
thereabouts hath from tyme to tyme used the trade of ffrance and hath
traded as a merchant att Bayonne and other ports in ffrance from whence
hee hath received very many parcells of goods all which were and have
bin from tyme to tyme entred in the Custome house where the same was
laden to bee the goods of this deponents respective factors who laded
the same when as in the very truth such goods soe entred were laden for the
propper account and Adventure of this deponent and the factor who
laded the same albeit they were entred in his name yet had hee noe
property at all or interest therein. And soe much hee saith
was and is true publique and notorious and well knowne to all
merchants and others who have lived in and used the trade of ffrance
which from tyme hath bin and still is after the manner before specified And
further cannot depose.

To the rest hee is not Examined by direction of Mr ffrancklin

To the Interrogatories [cCENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee hath not doe deposed.

To the second Interrogatorie hee saith hee cannot depose
hee never sawe the Charter partie interrogated/

To the third Interrogatorie hee saith that hee this Examinate was never
in person in any port in ffrance but hath used by his correspondents
and factors to trade there for the space of tyme predeposed. and from
tyme to tyme upon the ladeing of any goods from frane for this deponents
account hath receaved and seene the cocquetts and coppies of the entries in the Custome
house for such goods as laden for the use of his said factors when
as in truth the said goods soe entred in his factors names did belong
to and were really laden for the account of him this deponent and not of his said factor
And further saving his foregoing deposition hee saith hee cannot

To the 4th hee hath not soe deposed.

To the 5th hee answereth negatively/

John [?Lmekebeck [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

Repeated before Dr Stephens./.


The Same daie Examined [CENTRE HEADING]


Solomon Morris of the parish of Saint Austins [?Achen]
London Merchant aged 49 yeares or thereabouts
sworne and Examined deposeth.

To the eleaventh article of the said allegation hee saith and
deposeth. That it was and is usuall and comon and ordinary
Practise used by ffactors liveing in severall
Ports and places in ffrance who have and doe lade any goods