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The 17th of October 1653./ [CENTRE HEADING]

The keepers of the Liberty of England by}
authority of Parliament against a shipp named}
the Jonas (whereof hanse hogkins was master)}
and her tackle apparrell and furniture and the goods}
wares and merchandizes aboard the same seized}
as belonging to the ffrench King or States of}
the United Provinces by certayne shipps}
in the imediate service of the Common}
wealth Budd}

Upon the allegation on the behalfe of the
Keepers of the Liberty of England./

Rowe dt.


John Glover of the Cittie of London
Merchant aged 38 yeares or thereabouts
a witnesse sworne and examined saith and deposeth as followeth

To the first article of the sayd allegation he saith that hee beleeveth that the
Commonwealth of England hath suffered losses and damages to a very
great value by the violence and hostile actions and proceeding of the subiects
of the ffrench King and of the subiects of the States of the United Provinces
And further to this article hee cannot depose

To the second hee saith hee referreth him selfe to the order of the Councell
of State mentioned in this article, if any such be which this deponent knoweth
not and further to this article hee cannot depose

To the third article hee cannot depose./

To the 4th hee cannot depose

To the 5th hee cannot depose

To the 6th hee saith hee was on board the Shipp the Jonas arlate on the 26th
day of September 1653 as shee then lay neere Ratcliff in the River of Thames
and did then see on board her certayne great baggs of pepper upon three of
which baggs which hee sawe there stood the usuall marke of the East India Company
for the Chamber of Amsterdam in Holland and upon one other of the sayd baggs the usuall marke of
the East India Company for the Chamber of Rotterdam in Holland, and hee
this deponent the better knoweth those markes to be the markes of the sayd
Chambers for that hee hath lived in Holland and often seene the
markes of both the sayd chambers being a merchant and tradeing there for pepper
and [?XX] further to this article hee cannot depose saving hee saith it is usuall
for the Merchants of Amsterdam arlate to send out great quantities of
pepper to ffrance and other places of Christendome to vende and sell where they
conceive it will yeild best prises/

To the 7th 8th and 9th hee cannot depose

To the 10th he saith that his foregoeing depositions are true./

Suckley. Rp.

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatory hee saith that hee is a merchant and hath much tradeing
for theise 12 or 14 yeares last and hath usually traded from holland to
England with most sortes of Comodities usually traded in from thence, and alsoe
to ffrance Portugall and the East Country, and Virginia and the West Indies
in most sorts of merchandizes in those places used and much in Spicery ware
And to the rest of the contents of this Interrogatory hee answereth negatively

To the second Interrogatory hee saith that it is the usuall custome of all merchants to
trade in what comodities they conceive will yeild them most profitt and hee