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To the fourth Interrogatorie hee saith that the said vessell having
received the said malt and beere aboard, departed aforesaid on
the said voyage, and that in the course of her proceedinge
comming off harwich, and meeting with fowle weather, in the
night time of the nineteenth of this instant August being darke
shee ran upon a sand called the Sunck, and was with all her
said lading and all other goods aboard her, cast away and
utterly lost, whereby the said producents have quite lost their interest
and parts of the said vessell as alsoe all their said malt and
beere of this exáminates sight and knowledge, the master and
company (whereof this deponent was one) and the said mr Smith
very hardly escaping with their lives.

Repeated with his precontest before
doctor Godolphin.

The marke of
[MARKE] Peter Smith. [MARKE, RH SIDE]


The fourth of September 1657.

On behalfe of the State}
touching tobaccoes taken}
in the Nicholas}

Row d. 1

Edward Phillips of debtford Sailer, one of the
Company of the Maidstone frigot in the immediate
service of this Commonwealth, aged 24 yeeres or
thereabouts, sworne, and exámined upon certaine
Interrogatories ministred in behalfe of the State saith
as followeth, videlicet.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith that the shipp the
Nicholas (Nicholas Johnson Master) next before her seizure
came from Santa Domingo in hispaniola. where shee tooke
in her lading of tobacco, hides, and Cuckaw, and was
bound therewith for Cadiz in Spaine, there to deliver the
same, for account of Spaniards, subiects of the king
of Spaine, living some in Civill and some in Cadiz, this
their proprietie hee deposeth, because severall of them came
passengers in the said shipp and declared the said goods to be
belonging to them and other Spaniards, which hee knoweth for
that hee was a prisoner and passenger in the said shipp
Nicholas, and saw the most part of the said goods
laden at Santa Domingo aforesaid, whense hee came in her.

To the second hee saith that the said shipp the Saint Nicholas
in her course of proceeding from Santa Domingo for Cadiz
being met with and taken by the Maidstone frigot in the
immediate service of this Commonwealth, there were certain
Potaccás of tobacco taken out of her into the said frigot, and