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December 6. 1654:-

Pym against Platouch and others}
of Saint Malo. ffrancklin}

Examined upon the said Allegation:-


Richard Webbe of the parish of Lawrence Jury London
Merchant aged 26. yeares or thereabouts a Wittnesse
sworne and examined saith as followeth videlicet

To the first article of the said Allegation hee saith and deposeth, That hee this
deponent hath knowne the arlate William Pym for about 4. yeares
last past, And saith the said Pym was and is an Englishman borne, and
commonly reputed and taken for a Native of Devonshire in England And
further hee cannot depose/

To the second article hee saith and deposeth, That this deponent hath heard and
understood from very Credible persons That the said William Pym the
producent hath formerly lived for sewerall yeares togeather at Saint Mallo in
ffrance in the quality of a factor and Agent for sewerall English Merchants,
and that this deponent in the yeare 1652 last past sent Commission in the
said William Pym to act for him in that quality and condition of an English
factor hee further saith, That of this deponents knowledge the said William
Pym in the said yeare 1652. was employed in that notion and condition by
Mr Richard fford, Nathaniel Maunton Thomas
Lambe, Thomas Papillon, Captaine Burton, Thomas Bludworth and severall
other Merchants of London, and had and did, as this deponent hath credibly
heard, received severall Commissions of great consequence from them both in that
yeare and severall yeares before, whereby and by employment from severall other merchants in [?XXX] to the best of this deponents Judgement
and estimation the said William Pym did yearely during such his
imployment get and gaine five hundred pounds sterling and upwards/:

To the third article, this deponent saith, That in or about the
moneths of ffebruary or March 1652 old style this deponent saw and conversed
with the said William Pym, being then (as hee affirmed to this deponent and
as this deponent hath since credibly heard by severall persons that sent him) imployed
and sent from Saint Mallo at the request and by the appointment of severall
English Merchants, and also of severall ffrench Merchants residing at Saint
Malo to sollicite the then Parliament and Councell of State for the
permission of a free trade and Commerce between England and Saint Mallo
and in order thereunto the said William Pym did in this deponents sight and
observation act and negotiate by petition solicitation, and otherwise to and
with the said Councell And further cannot depose./:-

To the 4th and 5th articles hee saith, That this deponent hath been credibly informed by
ample letter of Advise concerning the losse of the said William
Pym, dated the 4th of Aprill 1654: and written
by Thomas E[?iles] factor and agent at Saint Malo to and for this deponent and his friend
That by authority and Order from the Burgesses and others of Saint
Malo, the said William Pym, had sewerall goods wares and Merchandizes