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depose any thing in that particular, save onely That this deponent hath often
heard from and amongst Merchants of Credit and qualitie that the said William Pym had then and there goods and Mer
chandizes f his owne to the valew of Two Thousand pounds and upwards
And further cannot depose./

To the 5th and 6th hee saith, That hee this deponent being at Morlaix in
ffrance in or about the moneths of September and October 1653. arlate
there understood by letters of advise sent from Saint Mallor to some of this deponents
acquaintance at Morlaix, That some ffrench shipps belonging to Saint Mallo
had been seized by the English, And that thereupon the Magistrates and
Commonalty had seized upon the goods of English Merchants residing at
Saint Mallo and particularly, That by the said seizure the said William Pym
had suffered dammage to the valew of eight thousand five hundred
livers, being in sterling money about 850 li And further hee cannot depose

To the 7th hee saith hee knoweth nothing thereof.

To the 8th hee saith, That it is notorious and publique amongst Merchants
That the losses sustained by the said William Pym were so sustained
for that hee was an Englishman, and that the Subiects of the ffrench king
at Saint Mallo did by the seizure of his and other Englishmans goods intend
a reparation to themselves for their losses sustained by the shipps of this
Commonwealth. And further hee cannot depose./:-

To the 9th hee saith, That this deponent being at Morlaix in the yeare
1653. as aforeaid, was there informed by credible and common report then and there
Currant amongst Merchants, That the ffrench at Saint Mallo had very
barbarously used the English there upon the pretence of their losses as aforesaid
and so much this deponent the rather beleeveth, for that the ffrench at Morlaix
about the same time were so enraged, that this deponent and other English there
were in continuall danger of their lives. And further hee cannot depose

To the 10th hee saith hee knoweth nothing thereof./:-

To the 11th hee saith, That to the best of this deponents Judgement and estimation
the said William Pym by the losse of his said employment as factor, and by the
reall losse of his goods and Merchandizes at Saint Mallo, and by the losse pf
such advantage and benefitt as hee might in all probability have gained and
gotten by the [?managements] of his said imployment and estate, hath suffered
and sustained losse by the said violent proceedings of the ffrench at Saint
Mallo to the full valew of 5000 li sterling or thereabouts. And further
hee cannot depose.

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true./

Repeated before doctor Clarke./