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which her arivall this deponent entred upon her as a waiter for the
customeshouse, and afterwards sawe the said tobaccoes taken out of her
into a lighter and in which they nowe are at the Customes house key,
And saith that there came one Captaine Garret[XXX] (or having some
such name) a dutch man passenger in the said shipp; who as hee said
in this deponents presence and hearing aboard
the said shipp, had taken the said tobaccoes of or from the Spanish
in the West Indies, and that the said Tobaccoe was of the growth
of Cuba in the dominion of the king of Spaine in the said Indies
soe much alsoe this examinate aboard often heard the said Captaines
boatswaine named Peter, and a Mulatto named John ffrancisco (who
alsoe came in the Successe) say and acknowledge, who long continued
in the said shipp after this deponents comming to waite aboard her, and
are still attending the said Lighter. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the second article hee saith that after the arivall of the said
shipp the Successe, the interrate Thomas Cowell made seizure of
the said tobaccoes as being belonging to Spainards, which hee knoweth
being then present and seeing the said seizure, and a person
out aboard to waite for the said mr Cowell. And otherwise
hee cannot depose, saving the said Thomas Cowell said hee
had a Commission to make the said seizure.

Abraham Barnabye [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

The sixth of October 1657.

Vanbroughs and Nicholas against}
the Abrahams Offering and Rois.}
Smith. Suckley}

Exámined upon the Libell.

Vide 2us in A.14

Rp. 1

Baldwin Mathewes of Middleborowe
Merchant aged 37 yeares or thereabouts
sworne and exámined.

To the first second third and fourth árticles hee saith and deposeth that hee
well knoweth the producents and that the time arlate the producent
William Vanbrughs was owner and Proprietor of one fatt of black
and browne thredd, of the marke in the margent, and that then the


arlate ffrancis Rois was master of the shipp the Abrahams offereing
arlate and had the command of her as master, and for such they
were respectively and comonly accounted and reputed. And further that within
the monethes and yeere mentioned in the said first article (as hee
remembreth the time) hee this deponent as factor of and for the said
producent William Vanbrugh did at fflushing or Middleborowe
the said shipp for the use and account of the said William to be thense
transported to this port of London, and here to be delivered to his [?XX]