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The eleaventh of ffebruary 1655.

Williams and Company against Rowse}
and others}

Examined upon the foresaid allegation

Smith dt.


Aron Estes of Deale in kent Mariner aged
24 yeares or thereabouts sworne and exámined

To the first article of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth
that hee well knoweth the producents mr william williams and others
the producents, and alsoe well knoweth the shipp the Elizabeth and Anne
and of which shipp hee saith the said Mr williams and Company and
were owners or at least freighters the time arlate, at which time
the arlate humphrey hardwick was sopra Cargo or factor of and for
the said producents mr williams and company, and for such as aforesaid
they were respectively commonly accounted and reputed, which hee knoweth
going Masters Mate of and in the said shipp the voyage in question,
on which shee was sett out by the said Mr Williams and company as
owners or freighters aforesaid. And

To the second article hee saith and deposeth that in or about the
moneth of September last the said shipp the Elizabeth and Anne
and alsoe the arlate shipp the Caesar whereof one Clement harby
was Sopra Cargo or factor were and remained in the Roade of
Nathalago, whense hee saith they were both bound to Petras to Petras
to buy and lade curranse, and the said humphrey hardwick hee saith
was aboard the Elizabeth and Anne in the said Roade as factor
aforesaid, which hee deposeth being present in her and seeing the

To the third 4. and 5th and 6 hee saith that the said humphrey hardwick and Clement
harby having in the said Roade of Nathalago agreed to the effect arlate
namely that the Ceser alone should goe to Petras, and that the
Curranse there to be laden should be shared betwixt and before the
account of both their principalls, this deponent was by agreement
betweene the said two factors put aboard the Caser to goe in her
to Petras to the end (as both the said hardwick and harby declared upon
this deponents going out of the Elizabeth and Anne into the Cesar,
that hee this deponent should take an account at Petras of what
Currance should be there laden aboard the Caser, and marke the
one halfe of them for the accompt of the said mr williams and
Company, to be thense brought in the Caeser to Argastall
where the Elizabeth and Anne was to meete and receive the
halfe of the on board her; and saith that in persuance and for
the better effecting the said matter of taking the said currance aboard
the Caser that were to be laden aboard her at Petras for the account
of the said william williams and company, the said humphrey Hardwick
out of the Elizabeth and Anne put aboard the Caser the summe
of three thousand dollers into the custodie of the said Clement