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The first of October 1657.

Thomas Cowell and company}
against the Tobaccoes brought to}
this port in the Successe.}


Richard Harris of the parish of Saint Buttolphs Algate
London Mariner, aged 27 yeeres or thereabouts
sworne and exámined.

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith that there were certaine
tobaccoes amounting to about fourtie or fiftie thousand weight (as hee
estimateth the same) brought to this port of London from Jamaica in
the shipp the Successe, whereof Captaine Zachary Browne was commander
which hee knoweth being Purser of the said shipp and comming from
Jamaica hether in her with the said tobaccoes. And saith the said
Tobaccoes were of the Growth of the West India's under the power
of the king of Spain, and were brought thense to Jamaica in a
Spanish vessell, and there taken out of the said Spanish vessell and
landed in expence, taken and put aboard the said shipp the Successe
to be brought for England, all which this deponent being
then at Jamaica saw donne, and saith the said tobaccoe was really
belonging to Spaniards as hee that brought it to Jamaica
confessed often times in this deponents heareing, and of it, there were
three Manoco's of cherie tobaccies which were for á present for
the Vice Roy of Cartagena, to which place the said vessell was
designed, which Manoco's were alsoe landed at Jamaica, And
saith that by the make of the said tobaccoes, they are clearly knowne
to such as are acquainted with that commoditie (as this deponent saith
hee is) to be of the privity and make of the Spanish West Indias.

To the second hee saith that after the arrival of the said tobaccoes
in the said shipp the Successe in this port, they were seized by the
interrogated Captaine Consell, who as hee said had a Commission from
this Court for seizure of the goods of the Subiects of the king
of Spaine, And otherwise hee cannot answer.

Repeated before doctor Godolphin.

Richard Harris [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The first of October 1657.

On behalfe of the owners of}
the shipp Patience}

Rp. 1.

Hendrick Hendrickson of Larwick in Norway mariner
aged 32 yeares or thereabouts, and Tomis Barents[?e] of Skane
in Norway Mariner aged 37 yeeres or thereabouts sworne before the right
Worshipfull John Godolphin doctor of lawes one of the Judges
of the high Court of the Admiraltie of England say and
depose respectively by vertue of their oathes being examined
upon an Interrogatorie, as followeth videlicet

That they very well know the shipp the Patience interrogated
whereof hee this deponent hendrick hendrickson is master and this deponent
Tomis Barentsen Stiersman, and have soe donne ever since shee was built
which was at Larwick about tenn yeares since, and that shee is of the
burthen of fiftie lasts, or thereabouts, and hath noe guns, And say