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The sayd Edward Watts upon the allegation given
in on the behalfe of the sayd Cowse the 4th of March

To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee this deponent
being one of the ffactors to the arlate James Cowse at Saint Lucar did on the
twenty eigt eighth day of July one thousand sixe hundred fiftie five, send
an Accompt of the sayd James Cowse how hee had disposed
of all the goods brought thither and there left by the arlate John Keeene
for Accompt of the sayd Cowse, that is to say of forty peeces of Norwich
stuffes (being the forty peeces arlate) which stuffes this deponent sent
thense to teneriff in the shipp the Paragon, and alsoe of all the fflaxe
fower peeces of black bayes five peeces of Taunton serges and nyne
peeces of broad Cheynies left alsoe by the sayd Keene at Saint Lucar
with this deponent which flaxe bayes serges and Cheynies this
deponent by his sayd Account did signifie to the sayd Cowse that hee
could not sell them at Saint Lucar and soe was forced to leave them
there with one Michaell Perey to bee disposed of for Account of the sayd
Cowse, And by the sayd Accompt this deponent did rectifie the sayd
Cowse that the remaynder of all the rest of the goods left at Saint Lucar
by the sayd Keene for Account of the sayd Cowse hee this deponent
had sold, and that the neat proceede of them did amount unto fifteene
thousand twenty five and a halfe Royalls plate, which makes in sterling
money about fower hundred and tenn pounds, eight shillings and fower
pense: twelve thousand seaven hundred and nynteene Royalls whereof (being
about three hundred forty six pounds nynteene shillings tenn pense sterling
money) hee this deponent had paid and satisfied according to order of
the sayd Cowse, and that the remaynder of the sayd fifteene thousand twenty
five and a halfe Ryalls plate were and are still owing ti the sayd Cowse by
severall persons in Spaine to whome this deponent as his ffactor
sold them, And hee further saith that the goods by him before
mentioned to bee sent to Teneriff did arrive safe there in the shipp Paragon
some short tyme, videlicet about three moneths before the differense brake
out betwixt England and Spaine, but whether they were there seized
on and lost hee knoweth not, And further to this article hee
cannot depose. saving his subsequent deposition/

To the 2 article of the sayd allegation hee saith that the the Lockerams
which the arlate Keene landed at Saint Lucar were were there delivered to
this deponent for Accompt of the sayd Cowse and were after their landing and
delivery to this deponent seized in this deponents hands by officers of the
King of Spaine as being a being a prohibited Commoditie at the Island
of Palma whether they were to have bin transported by the sayd Keene, and
this deponent was forsed to put in bond with suretie to the value of about seaven