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as he sayd to the arlate John Page of Colchester six whereof this deponent
is Collector of the Customes did enter, and allowed him the other four[?e GUTTER]
peices (as is usuall in such cases) for portage. And saith that the sayd
twenty peices of John ffurley and sayd six peices of Page were
entred in the Custome Howse bookes by this deponent as goods
designed to be sent in the sayd Lowes vessell the Coronation
(alias the ffortune of Ostend Adrian V[?erkinde] Master) to the port
of Roterdam. And the sayd Low sayd he was to carry the sayd
four peices thither likewise. And this deponent beleiveth that
all the sayd peices were laden on board the sayd vessells aććor=
dingly to be att Roterdam delivered to the sayd Agents of the sayd ffurley
and Page, whom this deponent knoweth to be usuall traders
in such kind of merchandize. And further or otherwise
he ćannot depose, saving that the sayd ffurley entred his twenty peices [XX GUTTER]

To the second article of the sayd allegation hee saith that he this deponent did
give the sayd ffurley a Cocquett for his sayd twenty peices of
serges. and gave likewise the sayd Low a cocquett for the
sayd six peices. and a bill of portage for the sayd four peices
which cocquetts and bill he beleiveth the sayd Lowe tooke to sea
with hIm. And he afterwards heard that the sayd Lowes
vessell being mett att sea with the sayd goods by a
private English man of warr was despoyled thereof by
the sayd Man of warr. And otherwise hee ćannot depose.

To the third article hee saith he cannot depose for that hee saw not
the sayd peices, nor knoweth the qualities thereof, but saith that
the usuall rate of mixed serges of twelve pounds weight per
peice is about three pounds ten shillings the first penny.
and white serges are usually sold the first penny att betwixt
four pounds and five pounds per peice. And much after
that rate serges of that nature were sold for att Colchester the
first penny about the latter end of the yeare 1653. All which
this deponent hath observed being Collector for the Customes
there as aforesayd. And otherwise he cannot depose

To the 4th article he saith he hath credibly heard that att that tyme such
serges might have bene sold att Roterdam to very good
proffitt. And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the .5th. he saith he hath credibly heard that the arlate Jacob Goodwyn
and Tiddeman were the Imployers of the Mann of warr, which
was sayd to have seized and taken the sayd serges. And otherwise
he cannot depose.

To the sixth article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith, That about a yeare
and halfe agoe as he now remembreth the tyme, he had discourse
with the sayd Goodwin and Tiddeman from and on the behalfe of the
sayd ffurley and Page touching the sayd serges in order to gett some