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William hart and otherwise hee cannot depose saving what followeth

To the sixth article hee saith and deposeth that about foure yeares and a
halfe since (the time otherwise hee doth not now remember) the said shipp the
Wildeboare under the conduct of her then Master William hart came
and arived safely at Lisbone where this deponent then was and saw her
upon such her arrivall, and it was then and there said shee came the
said voyage from Ireland, and the sayd hart then [behave]d himselfe as master
and acknowledged himselfe master of her.

To the seaventh article hee saith that after such arivall of the said shipp
at Lisbone the said William hart did there let her out to freight to
goe thence to the Azora Ilands and thence to returne to Lisbone,
on merchant imployment, and the said hart the said voyage (as this
deponent was informed) from Lisbone carried passengers to the said
Ilands, And otherwise hee cannot depose saving hee beleeveth the said
hart soe let the said shipp to freight for the said Ilands and back againe
with the consent of the said Thomas Amery the younger.

To the 8th hee cannot depose

To the nineth, tenth and 11th heee saith that the said William hart the
said voyage did at the said Ilands leave out or behinde him severall
quantities of [?corne] (as appeared upon his arivall at Lisbone) which
of this deponents knowledge hee had before his said departure from
Lisbone thither ward, contracted and undertaooke
to bring in his said shipp from the said Ilands to Lisbone, and
in particular a parcell of the corne which hee had contracted with
don John da Costa to bring thence, in which regard severall parts
of the freight due for the corne brought hence to Lisbone were
arrested and made stay of by order of Justice there, soe as the said
Amery and company could not receive the same untill satisfaction
was made for the dammage in leaving the said [?corne] behinde,
And saith there was by course of law recovered at Lisbone for part of
the said dammage out of the said producents freight asmuch
,oney as amounted to his remembrance to 90 li sterling or thereabouts,
and the same was paid accordingly, which losse came and happened
meerely by the fault of the said hart, in his leaving part of the
corne contracted for behinde him as aforesaid, all which hee knoweth
being privie to the proceedings and transactions at lisbone about
the said busines. And saith that before the finishing of the said
busines, the said hart being to depart for England, l[?ast] pro[XXXXXX]
with this deponent an English marchant there resident to end
and determine the said busines of dammage pretended against him,
and this deponent accordingly upon arbitration did end the same
and did upon the agreement pay for the said dammage the summe
of five hundred thirtie three Mill res or thereabouts to severall
persons, videlicet to the said don John and others, comprising t[XXXXX]