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manner as is Interrogate, neither knoweth what to beleeve in that
case And further to this Interrogatorie hee cannot depose/

To the 41th the Interrogatorie hee saith hee beleveeth hee this deponent (being the
Interrogate ffudge) did write a letter to the Interrogate Mr Burdett that hee had
certayne Currans aboard the Cesar which (as the foresayd Clement harbie sayd)
were laden aboard the Cesar for Accompt of the Interrogate Williams and Company
or to that effect And further to this Interrogatorie hee cannot answere/

To the 42th Interrogatorrie hee saith hee referereth him selfe to the bills of lading
signed for the goods Interrogate, hee not at present remembring the contents of
them And further to this Interrogatorie hee cannot more particularly answer


Repeated the 27th of ffebruary 1655
before doctor Godolphin


The 28th of ffebruary 1655/ [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the sayd allegation/


Robert Leigh of London merchant aged 21 years or
thereabouts a wittnes sworne and examined saith and
deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith that for all the tyme arlate
and longer the arlate Edward Wright Stephen Wright and William Langhorne
were and still are Correspondents or ffactors at Genoa for the arlate Thomas
Rowse and ffrancis ffowke and did there acte for them as their factors and
Correspondents there And hee alsoe knoweth that the arlate William ffowke
untill his death which was about the month of September last was Commonly reputed
to bee the Consull for the English Nation at the Morea and the arlate
Thomas Oliver was reputed his Vice Consull there till the sayd ffowkes death, and doth
still continue as vice consull there as hee hath heard and beleeveth And saith that he sayd William ffowke
during all the tyme arlate happening before such his death was correspondent or factor and the sayd Oliver
during all the tyme arlate Oliver was and still is, correspondent or
factor to the arlate Thomas Rowse and ffrancis ffowke in the Morea
and places adjacent thereabouts This hee deposeth being a servant to the sayd ffrancis
ffowkes and having within the sayd tyme receaved divers letters from the sayd
Wrights Langhorne ffowke and Oliver as Correspondents of the sayd Rowse and
ffrancis ffowke touching their Merchandizeing affayres in those parts and paid
severall summes of money drawne upon the sayd Rowse and ffrancise ffowke by
the sayd Wrights Langhome and William ffowke for moneys discharged by them
as Correspondents of the sayd Rowse and ffrancis ffowke And further to this
article hee cannot depose, his knowledge of them to bee soe being only by letters
as aforesayd receaved, and for that hee hath seene and copied diverse letters
sent by the sayd Rowse and ffowke to the foresayd Wrights Langhome William
ffowke and Oliver, as their Correspondents./

To the 2 hee saith for the reasons aforesayd hee being imployed by the sayd
ffrancis ffowke and Thomas Rowse in their merchandising affayres well knoweth (by letters which hee sawe and coppied importing soe much)
that the sayd Rowse and ffrancis ffowke did send to the arlate William ffowke in money and goods within
the tyme arlate in severall shipps
the value of seven or eight thousand dollars videlicet in money five thousand
five and hundred and seaven dollars besides severall goods to a good considerable