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cargoe hee did lade and put aboard her for Account of the arlate
William Bulkley and Company a ladeing of pipe staves clapboards
and tobaccoe and saith the same being laden the sayd Browneing the master
as (as by a letter read openly upon the deck of the sayd shipp in presence of
this deponent and James Board the Boatswaine and Thomas Smith the Masters
mate of the sayd shipp and others of the sayd shipps Company appeareth
written as hee beleeveth by the sayd Jolliff to the sayd Master) ordered to
goe with the sayd ladeing of pipe staves Clapboards and tobaccoe to Mallega
in case hee found it to bee a free port and that there were noe differences
betwixt England and Spaine, and there followe the order of the sayd Bulkley
if hee mett there with any such order, and if hee were not otherwise ordered
there by the sayd Bulkley then to deliver the sayd ladeing at Mallega (if hee
found it a ffree Port) to the arlate William Love and followe his order for
unladeing and reladeing of the sayd shipp there and that in case hee the sayd
Browning the Master did finde that there was difference betwixt England
and Spaine and that Mallega was not a free port at his arrivall there that in such
case hee should goe with his sayd ladeing of pipestaves Clapboard and tobaccoe
to Pharoe in Portugall and there apply him selfe to the arlate Mr Parker
and followe his order both as touching the discharge of her sayd ladeing
as alsoe as touching her reladeing there and returne thence for England
or to that effect, but whether the schedule arlate bee the sayd originall
order or be the sayd Jolliffs hand writing or subscibed by him hee
knoweth not hee this deponent not being acquainted with the sayd
Jolliffs hand writing the premisses hee deposeth being one of the sayd
shipps company and seeing the same soe done as aforesayd

To 8th 9th 10th 11th and 12th articles of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee
this deponent being one of the Company of the sayd shipp Plaine dealing
as aforesayd on board her and keepeing a memoriall of the tymes of her
setting sayle from any place and arrivall at any place during the voyage in question
knoweth that the sayd shipp having taken in her sayd ladeing of pipestaves Clap=
boards, and tobaccoe at New England departed thence therewith upon the eighteenth
day of September 1655 bound for Mallega there to deliver the sayd
goods, and in order thereto came with the same within a league or two of
Pharoah, and there the sayd Browning the Master did upon the twentieth day
of November 1655 send his shipps boate with this deponent and the sayd
Boatswaine and three others of the sayd shipps company a shoare for water
where this deponent and the rest of the Company aforesayd who went in the
sayd boate were informed by the Captaine of the Castle at Pharoah and
other of his Officers that it was a certaine truth that there was then
hostility betwixt England and Spaine and that noe English shipps would
[?scarce] be permitted to have free trade at Mallega or any other
and that if the sayd shipp and her Company any went for Mallega or any other
Port in Spaine shee and her ladeing would bee seized
and that the Spaniards had seized
upon divers English shipps and their ladeing or the sayd Captaine and his
officers spake words to the like effect to this deponent and the rest of the sayd
boates crew and this deponent and the rest of the sayd boats crew at their retourne
to the sayd shipp Plaine dealing told the arlate Browning the Master what