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the said Mr Caseby hath receaved . from the Canaryes. above
a Thousand Pipes of wines, for his owne Account, And
further cannot depose./.

To the 2d hee saith that the arlate Don Christovall d[?a]
Alvarado hath bin the said ffactor of the said Producent
at the Canary Islands for theise three yeares last, and is
soe at this Present, And further doth not depose.

To the 3d hee saith that for and during all the time of
this deponents Knowledge of the said Producent, hee the said Producent
hath and doth. trade at the said Canary Islands under
the fained name of Peter van de Rubin in regard it
is dangerous for any Englishman to trade there or at any
other Ports or Place in the King of Spaines Dominions by
their right and reall name, And saith that it hath bin and is a usuall thing among
all merchants that are subject of this Commonwealth, that trade
to the Canaryes or any Ports or Places in the said Kings Dominions
([XXXing] the warr betwixt England and Spaine) to assume and take upon them fained and fictitious Dutch
names, the better to secure their Goods from Spanish Seizurs
The Premisses hee Deposeth for that hee this Deponent having
bin at the said Mr Casebyes house. making up accounts betwixt
the said Mr Caseby, and this Deponents Master Mr Robbles (who useth
the same trade) and getting dispatches for shipps and such
like occasions hath oftentimes seene the said Mr Caseby subscribe
the said Name (Peter vande Rubin) to his letters and dispatches,
which hee sends to the said da Alvarado, and Alsoe to severall
other papers, And saith that the said Mr Robles hath receaved
letters severall times; (Inclosed in Packetts which came to him the said
Robbles from the Canaryes) directed to Senior Peter Vande Rubin in
this City of London. which this deponent hath Delivered to the saud
Mr John Caseby as really belonging to him, and to none
other person whatsoever. And further cannot depose.

To the 4th here saith that hee well knoweth the Susan ffrigot
whereof Abraham Philliter was and is Master and saith that
about a twelve moneth since. and somewhat before the Saint Laurence
went from hence the said Mr Caseby, loaded the said ffrigott with
severall goods. and sent her to the Canaryes and further Cannot

To the 5th and 6th hee saith That the said Mr John Caseby did
hire and take to ffreight a great part of the arlate ship the Saint Laurence
about the middle of March 1657 English stile. of Mr Richard
fford of London Merchant, as this Deponent hath bin Credibly
Informed, And saith that a short time after the said Mr Caseby
had tooke a great part of her to ffreight as aforesaid, This Deponents sayd
Master Mr Robles, hyred seaventy Tonnes of her, of and from the said
Mr Caseby, And further cannot depose:./: