HCA 13/72 f.116v Annotate
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The 25th of September 1657.
Russell against Rignall alias}
9. 2nd in A. 8.
Mathew Wallys of Wapping Wall, Clarke
aged 35 yeares or thereabouts sworne and exámined
To the first second and third árticles hee saith and deposeth that hee
well knoweth the producent John Russell, who hee saith was the
tyme arlate and is the true and lawfull owner and proprietor of
one small blew callico-bagg, and as hee beleeveth of three pounds (or thereabouts)
of black Amber-grijse, which Amber-grijse was as hee beleeveth within the said
time sealed up in the said callico-bagg; And for and as such
owner and proprietor commonly accounted and reputed
And further that in the arlate moneth of January 1655 the shipp
the Endymion (whereof Alexander Rignols alias Reynolds arlate
was cheife-mate) was in the Straite of Sundra homewards
bound for this port of London; and in the said Straight betweene
the Islands of Java and Sumatra met with the shipp the
Jonathan then going from Madras to Macassar; And this
deponent having bin Minister or Passenger on board the Jonathan went
out of the Endymion (wherein hee came passenger) on board the
Jonathan to see and salute her Captaine and company; which
having donne, and made some stay aboard, and being readie to
retourne on board the Endymion, the said John Russell, who was
of cheife mate of the Jonathan, and had
bin formerly acquainted with this deponent, came unto this deponent
and brought the said callico-bagg sealed up, and told this deponent
that there were three pounds of black Amber-Grijse therein
contained, which hee desired to send to his wife living in or neere Wapping
and had a letter readie written unto her, which hee showed to this
deponent, who read it, and found therein mention of the sending
of three pounds of black Amber grijse by him unto her,
in a callico bagg; aand then the said Russell sealed up the said lettere
and delivered it with the said bagg of Amber Grijse to this deponent
and desired him being bound for London to convey it unto his wife
and either put it into his owne chest, or els deliver it to some
of the Endymions officers from whom it might be
safely received, that soe it might come to his wifes hands,
and further told this deponent that therefore hee showed him what
hee wrote, because some had bin soe false as to write letteres
mentioning the sending of goods and tokens to their freinds
in England, but in truth did not send such tokens or goods
to the greate abuse of the carriers of the letteres, or to the same effect
And then and there this deponent heard William downes [the GUTTER]
Chyrugeon of the Jonathan say that hee had seen the said