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The 12th of June 1657.

Paul and Company against Wilmot.}
and Pardini. Clements. Smith.}

Exámined upon an allegation given in by mr

Rp. 1

Edward Paul of Limehouse Mariner, áged 30 yeeres
or thereabouts sworne and exámined

To the first second and third of the said allegation hee saith hee hath
knowne the arlate Jarnardo of Venise and Pardini of London for two
yeeres last and upwards, and well knew the shipp the Peter arlate
whereof hee saith the said Jarnardo and Pardini were the true
arlate owners, and for such commonly accounted, and by or on their behalfe
as owners soe was set out on the voyage in question under the
conduct of William Wilmot her master, which hee knoweth being masters
mate of her the said voyage, And saith that the said shipp beinge
in August 1655 at Venise, the said Janardo being there, freighted
her for him selfe and the said Pardini to goe thense to Smyrna,
and gave the master afore said libertie to lade what goods hee
should have oportunitie to take in at Venise, upon such tonnage as
should not be laded or supplied by the said Jarnardo for himselfe and
Pardini, and to make use of such roome or tonnage as they
should leave unladed, And that accordingly the said Wilmot did
at Venise take in two hundred and odd thousands of bisket,
be in his passage for Smyrna carried to and delivered at Candy,
whether hee carried and delivered the same after the shipps departure
from Venise; All which hee knoweth going from
Venise thither in her and seeing the premisses soe donne, And
saith he heard the said Wilmot say that hee had received the
freight for the said bread at Venise. And further deposeth
that the most part of the said shipps lading (besides the said bread)
was for the account of the said Jarnardo and Pardini, who were
to pay freight for the same, and saith tht the said shipp having
soe delivered the said bisket and at Candia, and taken in the quantitie
of two hundred twenty five sticks of Canan, shee departed
therewith and delivered the same and the rest of her lading soe
put aboard for the said owners account at Smirna about
Christmas 1655 according to the order of the said Jarnardo, which
hee knoweth going the said voyage thether in her, and this hee
saith is well knowne to the said Wilmot. And otherwise hee
cannot depose. saving the said Wilmot tooke in about fifteene thousand dollars
in money at Venise, and delivered part therof at Zant and the rest at Smirna.

To the fourth hee saith that as hee hath bin credibly informed
at Venise, it is there the use and custome for all such as
take in bread or other victualls there for Candia, to receive their
freight for the same in hand upon the lading or putting the same
aboard at Venise, at least, before the shipps departure thense
And otherwise hee cannot depose.

Repeated before doctor Godolphin:/: