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as aforesayd, and was to receyve the sayd money againe att Bahia of
and from the severall factors there to whom the sayd Negers of
the Portugulls were respectively consigned; And saith that the
sayd money was allso seized and arrested in the hands of the sayd factors
by the sayd Kinges Minsters so as the sayd ffrancis Hardidge could
not nor did not receyve the same. the premisses he well knoweth
being att Angola and Bahia when the premisses happened respectively
as aforesayd being then and there Carpenter of and in the sayd shipp
And otherwise deposeth not.

To the 11th article he saith that in or about the beginning of the yeare
1652. English stile there were laden and putt on board the sayd shipp
by the King of Portugalls officers nine hundred and forty Chests and
sixteene fetches or halfe Chests of Sugars, which was to pay freight
twenty six millrees per tonne reckoning fifty four aroves to a
tunn, and to pay one hundred and sixty Rees average for every
arove. And there were likewise a great quantity of Tobacco
in Rolls and severall great planckes, and peices of Jacaranda
wood. the certayne quantitye whereof or freight or average he
knoweth not. nor can depose certainly to the value of the whole
freight and average, of the whole sugars att the rate aforesayd did
amount to, fourteene thousand two hundred seventy five millrees
or thereabouts.

To the 12th article he saith that of the sayd sugars seven hundred Chests
or thereabouts were for accompt of Portugauses and the Provador att
Bahia did receyve two millrees, per Chest for every of them making
in all one thousand four hundred Millrees, and after that rate of this
deponents observation the Captaines of all vessells then att Bahia did
rećeyve for the place of each Chest or leave to lade them aboard
and saith that the sayd ffrancis Hardidge should have receyved
the sayd 1400. millrees in case his shipp had not bene seized as aforesayd,
the premisses he deposeth being then att Bahia and well observing the
price and manner of procuring and paying for places for sugars. And
further deposeth not.

To the 13th article he referreth to his foregoeing depositions and furtehr
cannot depose, saving he saith that by computation he findeth that the [#]


price of the sayd salt being 800. millrees. the freight of the sayd Portugalls negers being 3089 millrees, the value of the sayd Captaine Hardidge and his
Owners 133 negers att 45 millrees per head making 5985. millrees. the sayd Royall Customes being 3668 millrees, the sayd places for sugar
Chests being 1400. millrees. in all fourteen thousand nine hundred forty two millrees. which should have come to the sayd Captaine Hardidge
his hands att Bahia had it not bene for the sayd seizure, would there have produced five hundred thirty three Chests of white sugars
reckoning twenty eight millrees for the price of each Chest one with another which was the highest price such sugars were then there
bought att, and those Chests would att Lisbon if brought thither have yeilded thirty five thousand one hundred seventy eight millrees
reckoning onely 22-aroves to a Chest and three millrees for the price of each arove: which is farr below the ordinary measure and


To the 14th article of the sayd allegation he saith that the sayd Kings officers
did seize and take away att Bahia aforesayd from William Marshall
Pilot of the sayd shipp two and twenty negers worth forty five millrees,
per head one with another and five Elephants teeth worth about twelve
millrees and the sayd Marshall was enforced of this deponents knowledge
to take upp 60 millrees att 30 per cent Interest, for the supply of his
necessaries all which amounts to one thousand sixty two millrees
and saith that the sayd 1062 millrees were and are well worth
6 per cent per anno from the tyme of the sayd seizure which was
on or about the seventh of ffebruary 1651. English stile. of the
seizure of the sayd Marshalls goods he was an eye witnes. and further
referring to his foregoeing depositions he cannot depose saving