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Smith, Wright and Company}
late Mariners of the Constant}
against Captaine Isaac Philipps}
Suckly Smith}

Upon the arlate allegation
given in and admitted on
the behalfe of the Mariners

On the 20th of September 1655


Robert Waith of Debtford in the
County of Kent Merchant where he hath
lived and in London about 12. yeares last past
aged about 31 yeares, a wittnes produced and
sworne and being examined he deposeth as followeth

To the first article of the sayd allegation he saith
he cannot depose.

To the second article of the sayd allegation he deposeth and
saith That he the deponent being acquainted with Mr
ffrancis hull of Portsmouth and Mr William Newland
of the Isle of Wight Merchants did receive by Letters
advise from them or one of them (in the yeare 1651
for the certaime time in the said yeare he cannot remember)
that they had bought a shipps loading of black and white Rossin,
and that they offred him this deponent a third part of
the same, which this deponent accepted thereof, And that
by his having a third part of the said goods, he came to
understand that the same were bought by them of the arlate
Captaine Isaac Philipps, and that the same were taken
aboard a prize knowne to him the deponent by the name
of the Dolphin of Amsterdam, And he further deposeth
that the said Rosins were consigned by the aforesaid Mr
holt and Mr Newland or one of them unto him the deponent, who
received the same and made sale thereof unto John Day
and he saith that (to his best remembrance) there was
payd for the sayd Rosins to the sayd Philipps and Company
about the summe of 700 li Lawfull English money, And
further he cannot depose.

To the third article he cannot depose.

To the last he saith his foregoing deposition is true./

To the crosse Interrogatoryes. [CENTRE HEADING]

Top the first Interrogatory he answereth that he did buy a third
part of the Rosins predeposed of, and he saith that by the
directions of the aforenamed Mr Newland he the Rendent
oayd 300 li upom an account of the value of the said Rossins
unto Mr White of London Merchant for the use of the
Mariners interresed in the prize, And further to the said Interrrogatory
he saith he cammot answeare.

To the second, third, fourth and fifth Interrogatoryes he
cannot answeare./

Repeated before Doctor Godolphin./