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number comming from Virginia in any shipp or shipps to this Port of
London and reckoned and accounted to bee a tonne of tobaccoe And
during the sayd tyme it hath bin observed, comonly amongst Merchants and
others tradeing to Virginia that hee that Covenants to bring a tonne of
tobaccoe from Virginia covenants and agrees to bring fower Virginia
hogsheads, and that the freight of fower Virginia hogsheads
hath bin allwaies reckoned and accompted to bee a tonne
according to usuall Customs and after that rate hee this deponent
with within the tyme aforesayd divers tymes paid freight and [X GUTTER]
freight of others, and hee this deponent hath heard from divers
auncient traders to Virginia that that hath bin the Custome for
many yeares before this deponent traded thither and further to
this article hee cannot depose./

Upon the rest of the articles of this allegation hee is not examined
by direction of the sayd Warner the producent./

To the Interrogatories./ [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee cometh to testifie the truth of his knowledge
in this cause being soe required by Mr Warner the producent, and
saith hee is noe way of Kindred of allyance to Warner and saith hee is
indebted to him some smale matter but what hee knoweth
not and that it will bee neither profitt nor preiudice to him either
way soe ever this case bee adiudged hee not being interessed therein.
And otherwise negatively./

To the 2 hee saith hee hath knowne the shipp Alexander for about
a twelve moneth last past and was not at Virginia when shee was
there And therefore cannot further answere to this Interrogatorie./

Repeated before doctor Godolphin and Colonell Cock.



The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the said allegation/

Rp. 5.

John Jefferies of London Merchant aged forty yeares or
thereabouts a wittnes sworne and examined saith and
deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the 8th article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee this deponent
hath for divers yeares last past used the trade of a Merchant to Virginia
and thereby knoweth that it hath bin and is the usuall Custome there that
fower Virginia hogsheads of tobaccoe are usually
reckoned and accompted to bee a tonne of tobaccoe and hee this
deponent hath often lost freight and taken freight of tobaccoe at [?this GUTTER]
rate from Virginia hee that agreeth to bring from Virginia a tonne
from Virginia And knoweth that amonst Merchants trading
of Tobaccoe is commonly understood to have agreed to carrie thence
fower Virginia hogsheads of tobaccoe and saith the freight of a tonne
of Tobaccoe to be brought from Virginia and the freight of fower