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ffernandez de ffranca (a gentleman of the habitt of Saint Jago and a Captaine in the warrs
made by the King of Portugall for the Recoverie of Angola) and of this deponents
knowledge dwelt at Angola fower or five yeares, after the Recovery thereof by
the King of Portugall videlicet in and from the yeare 1649 till the yeare
1653 And further hee cannot depose/

To the 4th hee saith that of his this deponents knowledge ever since the yeare
one thousand sixe hundred forty eight it hath bin a usuall and frequent thinge
for the subiects of the Kinge of Spaine to carrie goods from the Spanish West
Indies and other places in the dominion of the King of Spaine to Angola and other the dominions of the King of Portugall and there
freely trade and for the subiects of the King of Portugall to carrie goods
from Angola and other places of the dominions of the King of Portugall into the
Spanish West Indies or other the dominions of the King of Spaine and there freely
trade notwithstanding the warrs betweene the Kings of Spaine and
Portugall, which they doe by permission and by licenses obteyned to
that end, and this hee saith is a thing publique and notorious to such
as are traders by way of merchandize in both nations And further
to this article hee cannot depose./

To the 5th 6th 7th and 8th articles hee saith hee well knoweth the arlate John
Rodrigues Caldron and the arlate shipp the Lady of Conquest of which shipp
the sayd Rodrigues was Captaine and saith shee was a permission shipp
licensed by the Officers of the King of Spaine to trade in manner predeposed
this hee the better knoweth for that hee was at Saint Lucar in Spaine
when the sayd shipp was ready to departe from Cadiz upon her tradeing imployment
and was sollicited by the sayd Rodrigues to have gone with him in
the sayd shipp to Angola, And saith that hee this deponent comming in
another shipp from Spaine to Comona in the Spanish West Indies
in the yeare 1656 there found the sayd Antonio da ffonseca da ffranca
who had in the sayd shipp the Lady of Conquest brought thither divers
Negroes to the number of about fiftie and had disposed there of them
all save about thirty five, which thirty five Negroes which remayned
were of this deponents knowledge by the sayd ffonseca embarqued on
board the shipp The Saint Peter then lyeing there and of
whose company this deponent was one, to bee transported in her thense
for Cartagena, and the sayd ffonseca went alonge with his sayd
negroes in the sayd shipp to Cartagena and there in the sayd yeare
1656 sold and disposed of the sayd thirty five Negroes for his the sayd
ffonsecas owne Accompt and sold the most of them to one diego da
La Torre there dwelling at three hundred and eighty peeces of eight
a peece, and soe as hee taketh it hee sold all the rest of the sayd 35 Negroes
this hee desposeth being one of the Company of the sayd shipp the Sainte
Peter and goeing in her from Comana to Cartagena with the
sayd ffonseca and seeing him soe dispose of the sayd Negroes And further
cannot depose saving hee saith hee sawe a license which the sayd
ffonseca had from the Governour of Angola to trade in the King of Spaines