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The 25.th of November 1654:-

William Pym against Monsieur Plat[?ouch]}
and others ffrancklyn.}

Examined upon the said Allegation:-/


James Pym of Exeter Merchant aged 28. yeares or
thereabouts a Wittnes sworne and examined saith
and deposeth as followeth videlicet.

To the first Article of the said Allegation hee saith and deposeth, That hee this
deponent very well knoweth the arlate William Pym, and hath so knowne
him from his this deponents infancie hee being this deponents brother, and borne at
[?drowes] Taynton in the County of devon, and well knowne to be a Native of
that place and a Subject of this Commonwealth , and for such commonly and
generally reputed. And further cannot depose./:

To the second Article of the said Allegation hee saith and deposeth, That for all the
time arlate, videlicet for and in the yeares 1646. 1647. 1648. 1649. 1650. 1651.
and 1652. and moneths therein respectively concurring, the arlate William
Pym. did live and reside at Saint Mallo in ffrance in the qualitie of an
English ffactor and was for all the said time employed in that condition by
Mr. Richard fford, Thomas fford Nathaniel Maunton Thomas
Lambe and Mr. Bludworth and sewerall other English Merchants of great
quality, by which his employmenty as factor, the said William Pym did yearely
and every yeare gett and gaine five hundred pounds stereling per annum, The
premisses this deponent well knoweth having himselfe personally dwelt in Saint Malo
aforesaid for about 4. yeares of the yeares predeposed in the same howse with
the said William Pym his brother, and by that meanes having familiar
accesse to and being frequently employed in the affaires and accompts of the said
William Pym, whereby hee came to have particular knowledge of the benefitts
and profitts arising and accrewing yearly to him, by his imployment of factorage
as aforesaid. And further cannot depose./:

To the third Article hee saith, That in the moneth of december 1652. last past
the said William Pym then being at Saint Mallo in ffrance at the instance and
sollicitation of the English ffactors then living at Saint Mallo, and on the behalfe
of the English Merchants of the West of England useing that trade and some
inhabitants of Saint Mallo came from thence for England to sollicite the then Parliament
and then Councill of State for a free trade and Commerce between England
and Saint Mallo. and accordingly arrived in England in or about January then next
ensueing, and after such his arrivall did by petition represent the said busines
wherein he was employed to the then Councill of State, who referred the same
to the then Committee of forraigne affaires, where the said William Pym did
negotiate and sollicite the same, And so much hee saith is publique and notorious
this deponent being and residing at Saint Mallo in the said William Pym his house when
hee undertooke and came for England upon the designe predeposed. And further
cannot depose/

To the 4th article hee saith, That the arlate William Pym at the time of the