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did amongst others subscribe his name as a wittnes to the truth of the sayd
Coppie, and well knoweth the sayd words henry Sheere subscribed amonsgt others
at the bottome of the sayd Coppie to bee his deponents owne hand writeing
And further to the sayd articles and schedule therein mentioned hee cannot depose.

To the 4th article of the sayd allegation hee saith hee well knoweth that the second daye
after the receipt of the sayd letter, videlicet on the nynteenth day of the sayd moneth of
October (old style) and not before all the English shipps in the sayd Roade of Oratava and
amongst them the sayd shipp Prosperous and this depondents shipp the Richard departed
out of the sayd Roade and this deponents shipp Richard and the Prosperous and some
other English shipps went to the Maderas and there tooke in fresh water
and beveridge wines for the better provision of their shipps and provideing them
selves with what they thought necessarie for the better accomplishing their designe
of ladeing their shipps at the Teneriff aforesayd and stayed at the Maderas only one daye and Night and saith that
the sayd shipp Prosperous and the shipp Richard (this deponent Master) and the
Katherine ffrigott the arlate Jervase Russell Commander, returned from thense
together to the Teneriff this deponent with danish Colours the Catherine
ffrigott with hollands Colours, and the Prosperous with hamburrough colours
And further to this article hee cannot depose./

To the 5th and sixth article hee saith hee hath hearde and beleeveth that the
factors who laded his this deponents shipp the Richard and those who laded the
Katherine and the Exchange and other English shipps at the Teneriff did procure
of the Governour there licence (in the tyme the sayd shipps were soe
gone from the Teneriff and before their returne thither) to lade them, And hee
this deponent well knoweth that his shipp the Richard, and also the sayd
Shipps the Catherine and Exchange were by their severall factors laden
with wine and other goods at Teneriff and returned home laden from thense to
London, which hee beleeveth they did by virtue of the sayd licence obteyned
of the sayd Governour, And hee this deponent verily beleeveth that the
factors of the arlate Mr Ingram Mr Body Mr Page and Mr Kendall might
if they would, and would have gone to the charge thereof, have procured
the like licence from the sayd Governour there, and there have laded
the sayd ship the Prosperous, and this deponent knoweth that there was
a letter delivered to this deponent dated from Garachico the
two and twentith of November 1655 (new stile as hee beleeveth) and written
(as he beleeveth) with the hand writeing of Mr Arthur Ingram a correspondent
of the sayd Mr Rowland Ingram Mr Boddy, Mr Page and Mr Kendall freighters of the
sayd shipp Prosperous the voyage in question or of some or one of them, expresse
amongst other things that had his other Merchants (meaning as hee this deponent beleeveth others
who corresponded with the sayd Rowland Ingram Mr Body Mr Page and Mr Kendall
bin as willing and able as him selfe the sayd Arthur Ingram hee the sayd
shipp the Prosperous might have bin as well laden as other ships, (meaning
this deponents shipp the Richard and other shipps that were then taking in at their
ladeing at Teneriff) were, which letter the sayd Arthur Ingram did in the