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1652, and this hee the said kinge did upon notice of the letter
received by this deponent from the said Commissioners for the
Customes to make stay of the said tobaccoes, till such time as the
said Customes were paid after 4 d per pound, in order to the
contrary, but for this deponent hee did not make the seizure
or stay himselfe, otherwise then by showing his orde
to the said kinge the waiter. And otherwise saving as aforesaid
hee cannot answer.

To the second hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition
And otherwise cannot answer.

To the 3 hee saith there were about three thousand Rolls (as hee
beleeveth) of the said tobaccoes laden aboard the said shipp the
Mayflower at Portsmouth by the said Mr Burton as agent for
the said Jefferies and Wainewright, to be carried (as the said
Burton said) to London, and hee had cockets accordingly
from the Customehouse at Portsmouth, and saith the
winde was faire for London when the said tobaccoes were
soe laden at Portsmouth, And otherwise hee cannot depose saving
as aforesaid.

To the fourth and 5 hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition, and
cannot otherwise depose

To the 6 hee saith hee hath heard say that some shipps passed by
to London (notwithstanding he dutch fleete) within the time
interrogated, but knoweth not nor remembreth that hee heard of any
that went from Portsmouth, And otherwise hee cannot answer
saving as aforesaid.

To the 7 hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition and
otherwise cannot depose.

To the 8th hee knoweth as hee saith that a greate part of the said three
thousand Rolls of tobaccoe were damnified by the storme happened
to the said vessell at Portsmouth and by her said leakinesse, And otherwise hee cannot answer.

To the 9th hee saith hee well knew the interrogated henry
Tibot of Portsmouth, who hee saith was a sub Commissioner
for the Excise at Portsmouth, and that hee died about a yeare
and halfe since, and saith the said Tibbot was commonly
accompted a very honest man, and this deponent beleeveth that
hee was soe, and one that would not write an untruth, and
having nowe seene the letter interrogated, hee beleeeveth the same
to be written and subscribed by him the said Tibot, and touching
the contents of the said letter, hee saith that the foresaid
copie of the order from the Committee of the Navy was
showed into him this deponent by the said Tibbot, and the same
being but a copie this deponent could not put it in execution,
the originall in such cases being alwayes sent, and that by
the hands the Grand Commissioners for the Customes, and not
by particular persons, nor was this deponent to take notice which
of any such copie, not coming from the said Commssioners
And otherwise hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid.