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Roade one after an other with in a smale tyme one of an other arriveing as winds
and weather permitted and saith they all returned thither with outlandish Colours videlicet
the Richard with danish Colours the Prosperous with hamburrow Colours, the
Katherine with holland colours and the Exchange with holland colours, and saith the other
English shipps who returnrd then into the sayd Roade did weare alsoe outlandish Colours, but
what particular colours hee remembereth not And further to this article hee cannot

To the 5th and 6th articles and the letter in the 5th article specified hee saith hee heard his Master of the shipp Richard and divers others
Masters of shipps (who returned from the Maderas to Teneriff about the same
tyme the Prosperous did) saye, that the ffactors who were to lade their shipps
had for a summe of money gotten lisenses or liberty of the Govenor of the Isle of Teneriffe or some
other having authority there, to lade their shipps with wines and knoweth
that all the shipps that returned from the Maderas to the Teneriff about the
same tyme the Prosperous did and stayd there for longe as shee did which
was about forty six days, were laden there with wines, and soe might
alsoe the Prosperous have bin (as hee this deponent verily beleeveth) if the factors
or those who were to lade her would have paid for a lisense to lade her
as others did and would have had lading for her in a readines, and procured
dutch or other outlandish certificates the better to make her seeme an outlandish
shipp and not belonging to or bound for England And saith hee well knoweth
that the sayd Smith did attende and doe his true endeavour to have receaved
ladeing and that it was not default or neglect of him the sayd Smith
that his shipp the Prosporous was not laden thense as well as other
shipps And further to these articles hee cannot depose not being acquainted with
Mr Ingrams hand and therefore not knowing whether the letter in the 5th article mentioned be his hand/

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true./

To the Interrogatories/ [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee cometh so to testifie in this cause at
the request of the producent Smith and saith hee was at the Canaries the voyage
in question and was Masters Mate of the shipp the Richard of London whereof
the forenamed Mr Sheeves was Master and saith the sayd shipp came to England
full laden all save about tenn or twelve pipes which could not be gotten
aboard from off the the island of Teneriff and by that meanes were left behinde
And saith hee knoweth nothing of any such letter as is Interrogate And
further to this Interrogatorie he cannot answere. knowing nothing touching the
payment of freight./

To the 2 Interrogatorie hee saith the Richard of which this deponent was Masters mate,
and alsoe the Prosperous whereof the sayd Smith was Master arrived at the Roade
of Oratava aforesayd in one and the same day videlicet the thirteenth of October 1655
old style./

To the 3 Interrogatorie hee saith hee saw the original letter Interrogate but did
not see Ingram or stevens or any of the rest whose names are thereto
subscribe the same, but well knoweth their names are thereto and soe were when
this deponent coppyed out the same for the sayd Smith, and saith hee coppied the same
by the sayd originall and compared it with the originall, videlicet hee this deponent read the originall and John yonge
whose name is to the sayd Coppie looke[?X] upon the sayd Coppy, the rest who have alsoe