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fifteene thousand Rialls of eight at 5 s per Riall (which is the
usuall valew of a riall of 8) amounts unto three thousand seaven
hundred and fiftie pounds sterling, and the losse betweene
Surat and England being twenty seaven thousand Rialls of eight
at 5 s per Riall as aforesaid amounts to six thousand seaven
hundred and fiftie pounds sterling, all which together amounts
to tenn thousand five hundred pounds sterling. And further
hee doth not depose.

= Sam: Sambrooke./ [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day.

Examined upon the foresaid allegation.


John Harbert of London Merchant, aged 30
yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the nineteenth article of the said allegation hee saith hee
very well knoweth the shipp the Endimion allegate whereof
Gervase Couchman was late commander and was aboard
her immediately before her proceeding from the downes on the
voyage in question, wherein hee knoweth shee sailed in
the service and imployment of the English East Indiea
company who were her freighters, and saith shee was
dispeeded out of the downes on the said voyage on or about
the third day of ffebruary Anno 1655 with order from the
said companie to saile for Bantam, where shee was by the said
companies order to take in her lading of pepper, sugar and other goods,
which were proper for sale at Surat, and with the same to proceed for
Surat, where by the same order shee was with the proceed thereof to take in such goods as were
propper for the markets of Europe, and therewith to retourne for England,
and that as hee by letters and dispatches from those parts (which hee hath
seene) and otherwise bin informed and beleeveth the said shipp Endimion
arived before Bantam in August 1656 but was not by the dutch
permitted to enter that port, whereby the designe was wholly
frustrated, and the dammage thereby redounding to the companie
very greate, for hee saith it is very probable and hee is fully
perswaded that the agent and therest of the Companies factors would
at Bantam and thereabouts have laded a cargo of pepper and other goods upon the said shipp, which
would in all probabilitie have amounted unto about thirtie thousand
Rialls of eight, and according to the said companies order have dispeeded
her for Surat, where they might in their sale (according to former markets)
have produced about 50 per cent profit which would have amounted to the summe of about
fourtie five thousand Rialls of Eight, which summe of about fourtie
five thousand Rialls of eight, if it had bin invested in goods
procurable in and about Surat, as Callico's, Indico's and other
goods, usually sent thence for England, might and probably would
(though in dull markets) when the shipp had here arived have produced sixtie
per cent profitt, which would have amounted to about seaventie
thousand Rialls of eight, Soe that the companies losse (occasioned betweene Bantam and Surat
by the said dutch their not suffereing the said shipp to goe into Bantam)
being fifteene thousand Rialls of eight at five shillings per Riall
(which is the usuall valew) amounts to three thousand seaven hundred and fiftie
pounds sterling, and their losse betweene Surat and England (occasioned
as aforesaid) being twenty seaven thousand Rialls at the said rate
of five shillings per Riall amounts to six thousand seaven hundred
and fiftie pounds, the whole losse to tenn thousand five hundred pounds.