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To the second Interrogatorie he saith hee knew the shipp
Alexander and sawe her in Virginia in the yeare 1654 before she tooke
in her ladeing there the voyage in question hee being in Virginia when
shee came first thither that voyage and saith hee knew her alsoe at her
returne from the sayd voyage and was aboard her neere Blackwall at her
returne from the sayd voyage and tooke view of her in manner predeposed
and saith that hee came from Virginia about five or sixe dayes next after
the arrivall of the sayd shipp Alexander in Virginia the voyage in question
And further cannot answer for the reasons aforesayd./

Repeated in Court before both judges



The same day

Examined on the sayde allegation

Rp. 3.

George Swanley of Bromley neere Bowe in the
County of Middlesex Mariner aged thirty nyne yeares or
therebouts a wittnes sworne and examined saith and deposeth

To the 9th article of the sayde allegation hee saith that hee this deponent
was in the Virginia at the same tyme when the shipp Alexander
arrived in Virginia the voyage in question hee this deponent being then
Master of a shipp Called the Providence of London and then lying there
with her to lade tobaccoe from thense and saith that hee this deponent did then
observe that in Virginia fower Virginia hogsheads of tobaccoe and
noe more are usually and commonly accounted to bee a tonne of tobaccoe and this
deponent did at his coming from here with his sayde shipp bringe divers
tonnes of tobaccoe from thense in his sayde shipp the Providence and the
same was all laden aboard his shipp by the laders at the rate of fower
Virginia hogsheads of tobaccoe to every tonne, and and amongst Merchants
there 4 Virginia hogsheads of tobaccoe is commonly accounted a tonne of
tobaccoe, and for hee this deponent observed and knoweth that
the freight for bringing fower Virginia hogsheads of tobaccoe from Virginia and
for bringing a tonne of Tobaccoe thense is one and the same and this deponent
hath receaved and freight for all the tobaccoes by him brought thense in his
sayd shipp the Providence (the whole ladeing being tobaccoe) after
the same rate for the freight of fower Virginia hogsheads of tobaccoe as
for a tonne of tobaccoe, a tonne of 4 Virginia hogsheads of tobaccoes being commonly accounted one and the same thing
in Virginia and further to this article hee cannot depose

To the 10th article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee was [?onse]
aboard the shipp Alexander while shee stayed at Virginia the voyage
in question in the moneth of August 1654 did observe that she was then well neere fully laden with
tobaccoes and knoweth that before the end of the sayd moneth of August 1654
the Alexander departed from Virginia bound for England And further to this
article hee cannot depose for that hee this deponent stayed with his sayd shipp
the Providence in Virginia divers moneths after the departure of the Alexander
from thense./

To the 11th and 12th articles of the sayde allegation hee sayth hee well knoweth
that at the tyme and alsoe after the Alexander soe departed from Virginia there was three or
fower hundred hogsheads of Tobaccoe in Virginia ready to have bin shipped
thense two hundred whereof or thereabouts this deponent brought
home to England in his shipp the Providence, and knoweth that other English shipps
as the shipp named Anne Claere of London, and the Beare of Bristoll did loade tobaccoe Which was