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To the 4th hee cannot depose/

To the 5th hee cannot depose/

To the 6th hee saith and deposeth that it is a thinge usuall for the Marchants of
Amsterdam and other ports in the Jurisdiction of the States of the United Provinces
to send such quantities as is arlate and greater of pepper into ffrance Spaine and
the Streights, but saith soe farr as this deponent hath observed during the
tyme that hee hath resided at hamburgh and parts neere thereabouts useing
the trade of merchandize which hath bin about twenty yeares the Marchants
of hamburgh doe not usually send any great quantities of pepper to
any of the aforementioned places. And to the rest of the articles he cannot

To the 7th 8th and 9th articles hee saith that saving his foregoing depositions
to which hee referreth hee cannot depose/

To the last article hee saith that his foregoeing depositions are true./

To the Interrogatories./ [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatorie he saith that hee is a Merchant and hath
bin soe and hath traded to and from hamborough for above these
twenty yeares in Cloath and divers other sorts of Commodities there most vendible
and the like for the pasts of holland before the present troubles in such
commodities as were there most advantagious And to the rest of the sayd
Interrogatorie hee answereth negatively./

To the second Interrogatorie hee saith that it is usuall for Merchants
to trade in such commodities as they thinke will yeild most profitt, and beleiveth
that there is pepper and other spices to be bought and sold at hamburgh better
[?choope] then in some places as namely in the upper parts of Germany
and in Bohemia hungaria and some parts of Poland for that hee hath observed
when hee lived at hamborough that the Merchants there did usually and hee
this deponent while hee there lived did usually transporte pepper and other spices from
hamburgh into some of the places aforenamed as knowing it to be dearer there then
at hamborough And further hee cannot depose for that of late hee hath not
traded in pepper, nor driven any kinde of trade to ffrance./

To the last Interrogatorie hee saith (that the examination
of the Master and company of the Jonas Interrate and of William Wrede Interrate being shewed
unto him as the Interrogatorie requireth) that hee knoweth nothing touching the
ladeing of the shipp Jonas Interrate neithwer what it was nor where laden And
further cannot depose./


Repeated before doctor Clarke and doctor Godolphin
the day aforesayd


The same day./

Examined upon the sayd allegation



Robert Biddulphof the parish of Saint Albans Woodstreete