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And hee further saith that for the preservation of the said shipp and goods
from being taken by the dutch or ffrench, this deponent procured a
passe (prof forma) from Skedam in holland as if the said vessell were
belonging to that place, and for noe other reason did hee procure or
furnish the master with the said passe, for the said shipp and goodss
in truth and realitie were and are belonging to the said Colonel
Samuel Atkins, a subiect of this Commonwealth and otherwise
hee cannot depose.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee knoweth not the said Colonell Atkins otherwise
then by correspondance, and saith that somewhat before this deponents
said receipt of the said herrings, hee received a parcell of [?XXXX]
and other goods from the said producent in the way of merchandize
for the producents accompt, And before that againe hee had
a shipps lading of seacoles consigned unto him from the said
Atkins and for his the said Atkins accompt, which miscarried
and were sunck. And otherwise hee cannot answer.

To the second hee saith that the said Colonell Atkins hath
written to him to come and testifie the truth in this cause, And
that this deponent hath noe interest therein, And otherwise
negatively saving as afore said.

To the third hee referreth himselfe to his foregoing, and
otherwise cannot answer.

To the fourth and fifth hee saith that having not the letters here hee
cannot give an accompt of the dates thereof, but saith that there
was noe mention in any of them of any of the goods predeposed to
be belonging to ffrench man or dutch man, and that hee is soe farr
from beleeving that any part thereof was belonging unto them,
that hee very well knoweth they belonged wholly to the
said Atkins and to noe other, And otherwise saving as foregoeing
deposition to which hee referreth himselfe hee cannot depose.

Repeated before doctors Clerke and Godolphin.

John augustine [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 11th of September 1654. [CENTRE HEADING]

On the behalfe of William Mathewes of Plimouth}
touching his losse in the Allicant frigot, Peter}
Sannders master.}

Rp. 1

John Mathewes of Plimouth
in the County of devon Mariner
aged 20 yeares or thereabouts
sworne before the right Worshipfull William Clerke
and John Godolphin doctors of lawes Judges
of the high Court of the admiraltie and examined
upon certaine Interrogatories ministred on the behalfe of the
said William Mathewes, saith and deposeth as followeth

To the first second and third Interrogatories hee saith and deposeth that hee
well knew the shipp or vessell the Allicant frigot