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To the 6th hee saith that according to the Rules for Customes in the
ports of England, there are not any goods (for which custome is payable)
delivered out of the warehouses of which the officers of the Customes
have locks and keyes without payment or satisfaction first made
and given for the Customes of such goods, but the parcell of tobacco
in question, being very greate, the summe of money due for the Customes could
not be found and computed till they were all delivered out, nor
could perfect bills be drawne for the same till such deliverie finished
and the said tobaccoes all weighed off, And otherwise hee cannot

To the 7th and 8th articles hee saith that in the instant of time as this deponent
was perfecting the accompt and drawing bills of Exchange for payment
of the moneys due for the Customes of the said tobaccoes after
1 d per pound, namely in orabout the 2[?9th] of November
1652 hee this deponent received order from London from the
Grand Commissioners of the Customes in writing to demand 6 d
per pound for the Customes of the said tobaccoes as being of
foreiners plantation, and that this deponent made demand
thereof accordingly of the said Mr Burton, who refusing to pay
the sam, the said tobaccoes were in perusance of the
said order staid, untill the 15th or 16th of January
next following), at which time hee received order from the sai
Commissioners for the Customes to free the same
and let them passe, which upon one of those two dayes hee
performed, and released the same accordingly, in all or any part
of whic time of tetention, the Commissioners for prize goods
were not active in the said stay nor were any cause or used
any meanes for the same, but the said stay was donne
mearly upon the said order of the Commissioners for the Customes,
And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 9th hee cannot depose.

To the 10th hee saith that this deponent hath heard the said Burton
acknowledge and say that the dammadge to the said tobaccoes
happened the 17th day of January 1652, And otherwise
hee cannot depose.

To the 11th hee cannot depose, saving that the said Wainewright
and Jefferies or their agents sent downe to Portsmouth a
copie of an order from the Committee of the Naby for the release
of the said tobaccoes from the pretence of 6 d per pound customes.
which this deponent sawe tenn dayes or a fortnight before
the receipt of the foresaid order from the Commissioners for Customes
for freeing the same, but this deponent could not discharge
the said tobaccoes upon the said copie of the order from the
Committee, not unlesse hee had the originall order, and soe much
hee signified to the said Wainewright and Jefferies their agent
at Portsmouth, And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 12th hee saith that the vessell the Mayflower arlate
into which the said tobaccoes were put at Portsmouth by the
said Burton, was (when shee as taking in the said tobaccoes) at the towne key) leakie
and the said Burton was made acquainted with her said leakinesse.