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in the way of merchandize both with the said John and the said Peter
well knoweth that they the producents are traders in partnershipp
and saith hee hath received goods from and sent goods to them upon their
ioynt accompt as partners in trade, and severall times this deponent
by order of the said John Taviell hath sent goods and merchandizes
from this [?port] to Porto to the said Ayrall upon the said ioynt
accompt. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the second article hee saith that in or about the moneth of May
last the said Peter Ayrall at Porto aforesaid laded three chests
of sugar of the marke in the margin aboard the said shipp thE Orange
tree for the accompt of him and the said John Taviell to be caried in the


said shipp to Roane and there to be delivered to Beniamin Benzelin
their factor or correspondent for their use, which hee knoweth having
received letters of advise and the factory for the said sugars from the
said Taviell to the same effect. And otherwise cannot depose.

To the third article hee saith that this deponent hath alsoe bin advised
by letters from the said Taviell, that whereas the consignement of the
said three chests of sugar was made to the arlate Abraham Pelt Phillips to
Amsterdam, and as for his accompt, such consignement
was mearly colourable and to preserve the said goods from seizure
by the enemies arlate, and that the bill of lading and letter of consignement
to that purpose, were mearely pro forma, and to avoide seizure,
but in truth they were belonging to him and the said Ayrall, and were
consigned truely to Beniamin Benzolin for their accompt. And saith the
said Phillips is alsoe a factor or correspondent of the said Taviell and
Ayrall; and they were and are all in amitie with this Commonwealth.
And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the fourth hee saith that this deponent in the moneth of June last
received letters from the said Taviell to the effect arlate and therewith
the foresaid factory which hee nowe bringeth and leaveth, and gave him
this deponent intelligence that there was a letter and bill of lading to
Abraham Pelt Phillips pro forma, and desired this deponent tO
looke after the recovery of the said sugars for thm the said Taviell and
Ayrall, And saith he said Taviell is a merchant of very good account
and qualitie at Lile, and for such commonly accompted. And otherwise
hee cannot depose.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee is an English man borne at Canterbury
and otherwise negatively saving as aforesaid.

To the second and 3 negatively for his part, and otherwise hee cannot depose
saving as aforesaid.

To the 4th negatively, saying hee verily beleeveth the said sugars to be really
belonging to the said claimers.

To the 5th hee beleevth the said Beniamin Benzelin to be a ffrench man
and to have lived severall yeares in Roane, but saith hee doth not knowe [?him]
And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 6 and 7 hee cannot depose.

To the 8 hee saith hee sent 2 bales of clothes for Porto to the said Ayrall by order
of the said Taviell, the 28 June 1654 in the James of London Richard [?Griffin]
master, and 26 ffebruary last. by the shipp Valenttine Robert B[?auch] master
4 bales of bayes clothes; And this deponent hath by order of the said [?Taviell]