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saith the sayd goods Lockerams were by the sayd Keene entered
in the Customs house at Saint Lucar as laden to be transported (with the rest
of the goods delivered from aboard the sayd vessell or Ketch) at Palma, and
that notwithstanding the sayd entrie this deponent and the sayd Watts
having a former permission from the King of Spaine to enter freely
any kinde of french goods at Saint Lucar did by virtue of that permission
cleere the sayd Lockerams out of the Custome house at Saint Lucar and
caused them to be brought into the warehouses of the sayd Watts and
this deponent, But saith that after they had bin about tenn dayes in
the possession of the sayd Watts and this deponent, the Judge of the Admiralty
of Saint Lucar came to the sayd Watts and this deponent and demanded the sayd
Lockerams againe of the sayd Watts and this deponent or bayle for the
value of them for that it did appeare (as hee sayd) that the sayd
Lockerams were intended to be transported to Palma where they were
prohibited goods and noe body there had permission to vend any such
goods there and there upon this deponent and the sayd Watts
were forced to give in bayle for the sayd Lockerams to stand to the
Judgment of the Judge of the Court of Judicature in that behalfe
whether the sayd Lockerams were not confiscable for that it did
appeare they were to have bin transported to Palma: but this
deponent beleeveth that if the warr had not soone after broke out
betwixt England and Spaine the sayd Lockerams would have
bin cleered by sentence And further to this article hee cannot depose/

To the 3 hee saith that hee this deponent having bin divers yeares a Merchant
resident at Saint Lucar thereby knoweth that it is usuall for Merchants
to bring french linnens (though a prohibited Commoditie) and
sell them there, and that if the sayd Linnens bee there discovered
by the King of Spaines Officers to bee packed amongst other goods yet
the Marchants for a smale gratuity doe many tymes procure the
officers to connive at the lading of them And hee this deponent hath
severall tymes had french linens sent and landed at Saint Lucar and
hath there sold and disposed of them And further hee cannot depose/

To the 4th article hee saith hee well knoweth the Lockerams arlate
were privately packed up in fower fatts of flaxe but cannot as hee
saith saye whether the officers would not have discovered the same
if the sayd Keene had not made entrie of them as a foresayd
for that hee knoweth it was a thing usuall with the officers at Saint Lucar to open
fatts and truncks, empty them, to discover what
sort of goods were packed in them And further hee cannot depose

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true/

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatories hee answereth that hee cometh to testifie in this cause
at the request of the producent Cowse to whome hee is affined in a remote degree
videlicet this deponents wife and the sayd Cowse his wife are Cousen Germans
once removed, and saith hee hath noe other relation to the sayd Cowse saving