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The nineteenth of June 1657.

Exámined upon the foresaid allegation.


Fernando Martin of Saint Lucars in Spaine, Mariner
aged 23 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and exámined.

To the first and second articles hee saith hee well knoweth the producent Antonio
da ffonseca ffranca and hath doe donne for theise three yeeres last
and upwards, and saith hee the said producent is of Brazila by
nation and a subiect of the king of Portugall and for such commonly

To the third hee saith that hee this deponent being at Angola about
in the yeere1653, did there heare and understand that the said producent had
served the kinge of Portugall there in the condition of a lieutenant
of a foote companie, in the warrs of the said kinge in those parts, And
otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the fourth hee saith that shipps by permission use to trade
betweene Cartagena and Angola, notwithstanding the warrs betweene
Spaine and Portugall, and that the officers of the kinge of
Spaine and Portugall use to give license for such trading
notwithstanding the said warrs, and that subiects of the one and
the other of those kings use to goe to and againe upon that trade
having license to that purpose, and carry the commodities of one of
those places to the other and from the other to that and dispose
of the same, which hee knoweth being a Spaniard, yet having bin
at Angola upon a trading voyage, although Angola be under
the kinge of Portugall.

To the fifth hee saith hee well knew the shipp the lady of
Conquest and the Captaine of her arlate and that shee went in the yeere 1655
(with license obteyned from the king of Spaines officers) from Cadiz, to Angola
and thense to the west Indies, which hee knoweth because hee this
examinate went in her from Cadiz to Angola and thense to Comana
in the west Indies and thense to Cartagena, and saith shee was
intended for Angola againe.

To the sixth hee saith that the said shipp the lady of Conquest being
arived at Angola, and thense intended for the west Indies
the said producent got license of the Governour of Portugall
to goe and carry Negroes and other things to Cartagena or other parts of
the west Indies under the dominion of the king of Spaine
and to traffique therewith for his owne account,
which hee knoweth having seane the said license in
the custody of the said producent.

To the seaventh hee saith that the said producent having obtained
the said license, provided and laded or put aboard the said
shipp at Angola in the yeere 1655, the nomber of fiftie negroes
to be thense carried for the west Indies for his account and thense
disposed of for his advantage, which hee knoweth seeing the same
provided by the said producent and put aboard this deponent
being one of the mariners of the said shipp.