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To the sixth article of the sayd libell hee saith that hee
well knoweth being one of the Company of the sayd shipp, the
Jonas that voyage, that the sayd shipp did in or about the moneth of
december 1654 at Bristoll take in a ladeing of Corne, Skinnes and
other Merchandize for Accompt of the arlate Robert Yeomans and
William Willett, who caused the same to be laded aboard her and ordered
her to depart therewith and transporte the same thense to Saint Sebastians in
the dominion of the Kinge of Spaine, and saith the sayd shipp (the
sayd Richard Leetch being Master) departed from Bristoll and there deliver
them to the ffactors of the sayd yeomans and Willett in or about the moneth
of January 1655 (new style) the premisses hee deposeth being as
aforesayd one of the Company of and aboard the sayd shipp the sayd voyage, And
further to this article hee cannot depose./

To the 7th and 8th article of the sayd libell hee saith that shortly after
the sayd Corne, Skinns and other Marchandizes were unladen at Saint Sebastians
the sayd Mr Richard Leech did (as hee told this deponent and others of the
sayd shipps company) importune the ffactors of the sayd yeomans and
Willett to dispatch away the sayd shipp Jonas from Saint Sebastians with
to Bristoll, but (as hee sayd) the sayd ffactors told him they were
amonge other things ordered to send home to Bristoll a quantitie of pitch
and that they could not at present gett it and therefore hee the sayd Leech and Company
must stay, for pitch they must send though the shipp were forsed to
stay sixe months ere it could bee gotten,
and this deponent well knoweth that the sayd Shipp was delayed at
Saint Sebastians for about tenn or twelve weekes tyme, and after soe longe
stay the factors of the sayd yeomans and Willett did then (and not before
lade aboard the sayd Shipp at Saint Sebastians pitch and other goods for the
Accompt of the sayd yeomans and Willett and sent the sayd shipp away
hee deposeth being one of the sayd Shipps company and on board And
seeing and hearing the same And further to these articles hee cannot depose/

To the 9th and 10th articles of the sayd Libell hee saith that being one of the
sayd shipps company and on board as a foresayd hee knoweth that the sayd
Shipp was deteyned at Saint Sebastians aforesayd permitted to goe
thense till the moneth of Aprill 1655, and knoweth that the sayd shipp
in her passage home from Saint Sebastians towards Bristoll was taken
and this deponent in her by certaine Brest men of warr and is not yet
delivered to the arlate George Witherley and further to the articles hee
cannot depose of his certaine Knowledge not being privie to the Charterparty