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only appeared Master of the said ship, and otherwise hee cannot
depose saving as aforesaid:/.

To the second hee saith the said ship Continued about six
monethes at Honduras, where shee tooke in most of
her Lading, And saith that hee Conceiveth that if the said
goods had bin Ready provided, the said ship needed not
to have staid there soe long, and otherwise Cannot answer

Interpreter Wm Martyn [SIGNATURE, LH SIDE]



The 23th of March 1658


Pedro de Moralis of Saint Lucar Mariner, aged 28 yeeeres
or thereabouts sworne and examined,

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee came first aboard the
shipp the Saint Mary aforesaid at Comana in the West Indies, where hee
was hired and shipped by John Lopez who appeared there as Captaine of
her, and hired this deponent to goe one of the said shipps company, which
imployment this deponent accepted and this was about fourteene or fifteene
monethes since, and for wages the said Lopez agreed to give this deponent such as the
rest of the ordinary mariners had, and then there was woollen and linnen goods
aboard and some wines as hee understand, And further hee cannot depose saving
what followes.

To the second hee saith that the same day of this deponent comming aboard the said shipp departed from Comana and went to Truxilla
and there delivered out some of her said goods, and
thence went to honduras, and there dischardged all the rest of her outwards
cargo, and at honduras tooke in and received aboard Indigo or druggs
(as they were said to be) in chests and skinne baggs, but the quantitie or
number hee knoweth not. And further cannot depose.

To the third hee saith that being dis[?patch]ed at hondras the said shipp retourned
to Truxilla where shee tooke aboard sassaparilla and hides, but the number
or quantitie hee knoweth not, and then departed to goe for Europe as was
said, but for what place was not declared to this deponent, and being thence departed hee
heard some of her company say that shee was bound for England to discharge
and afterwards prosecuting her voyage, shee was by fowle weather put towards
Milford haven where shee at last came and there there was an
officer or waiter put aboard her. And otherwise hee cannot depose not
knowing the quantitie of any of the said goods.

To the 4th hee saith the said John Lopez only on the coast of the west Indies
pretended to and appeared in the command of the said shipp, but when shee
was gonne thence, mr Betts tooke and managed the command of her
all along, And further hee cannot depose, saving as aforesaid.

To the fifth hee cannot depose, saving negatively for his part

To the 6th hee saith hee never knew the said shipp before such his meeting
her in Comana, And otherwise hee cannot depose, saving shee did not carry
the Spanish flagg.

To the 7th hee saith there were about one and twenty of the said shipps company
aboard and belonging to her when shee soe came to Milford, whereof seaven
were Spaniards, of which Spaniards this deponent is one, and saith fowre
of them are now in this citie and otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the eighth hee saith there were tenn peeces of ordnance aboard and belonging
to the said shipp when shee was at Milford haven, and otherwise hee
cannot depose, saving there were two dishes, two cups, a salt and three