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of ligorne weight, that then the said George hughes did deliver short
of what the Rotolo's 30390 of galls should containe, 11096 and a
halfe of ligorne pounds, which make English weight 74 hundred one
quarter and six pounds as hee hath cast the [?sume] up, And otherwise
hee cannot depose.

To the 29th article hee saith that about the time that George hughes
with the Thomas Bonadventure was a Cyprus the Affrican and
dart frigots came thence without the Convoy of the [?men] of warr and came
home safe, and the Imployment came thence in the moneth of August
or September 1652 without convoy, and came home in safetie, and
soe by Gods blessinge, might George hughes have donne alsoe with
the Thomas Bonadventure. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 30th hee saith that it is publique and notorious to all merchants
trading into the Levant that for five or six yeares last past diverse
shipps of warr of greate [?strength] belonging to the ffrench have
molested those seas and in the way somtimes from Cyprus to
London, and that Tripoli men of warr have infested the
said seas theise tenn yeares and longer, And otherwise hee cannot

To the 31th article hee saith that the Thomas Bonadventure is an
English built shipp by common repute, And saith that
notwithsatnding the Tripoli and ffrench men of warr it hath
bin and still is thought dishonorable, and noe cause of soe greate
feare as to make a well man'd and well armed English shipp
either desert her voyage or alter her designe through feare of
meating with them. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 32th article hee saith and deposeth (as hee understandeth
the custome of merchants) noe factor can give order or direction for
his principalls businesse, or order ay man therein out if
the place where the said factor usually resideth without a speciall
order from his principall soe to doe, neither ought any master
of a shipp to take notice of any factors advise or direction out of
the place of his residence, except hee produceth some speciall
order of the principall. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 35th hee saith that the shipp John and [?Conrard] arlate
departed from Genoa (as this deponent had advice)
in or about the moneth of ffebruary 1652 and came and arived
here in this port (of this deponents knowledge) in or about the
moneth of June next following, for this deponent was
privie to the receipt of goods that came hether in her. And
otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 36 hee cannot depose, saving that if the cottons and galls
had come home in the shipp the John and Conrard, hee [?conceives]
noe more freight would habe bin demannded then seaven pounds
per tonne for Cotton and five pounds per tonne for galls, for hee saith
that the freight paid for goods brought home in her was not above that [?proportion]
or thereabouts.