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To the eighth article hee saith and deposeth That the said John Mollar
the said time at Santa Cruse hired and caused to be taken aboard fourteene Spaniards
the better to carry on the said shipps trade in the West Indias, where the said
shipps other company (being all dutch and consisting of 37 persons) were
not soe free to goe ashore and traffique.

To the nineth article hee saith and deposeth that having received the said wines
oile and Spaniards aboard, the said shipp departed from Santa Cruse, and went
to Comana, and there not finding conveniencie of trade, shee went with
the same and the rest of her outwards cargo to Santa Domingo in the Iland
of Hispaniola, where hee saith the said John Mollar, with the assistance
of John Mexia da Herera (who went with him from Amsterdam to that
end) bartered away the rest of the said shipps outwards lading for hides,
Cacoa, Brazil wood, Tobacco and Ginger for account of the said van
hulten and company, which hee knoweth because hee saw the delivering [?out GUTTER]
and receipt aboard of the said respective goods.

To the tenth hee saith that the said hides soe produced and received aboard at
Santa Domingo consisted in all of betweene thirteene and fourteene thousand
hides, (referring him selfe for more certaintie of the number and severall sorts
to the bills of lading signed by him for the same) the said cacoa consisted
one thousand, three hundred fourscore and foure [?charges], each [?charge] of
seaventie five pounds weight, the said tobacco consisted in two thousand two
hundred twenty and five Monacho's, weighing all together foure thousand,
three hundred and sixtie pounds of tobacco, the said Brazil wood hee saith
consisted in seaven hundred, seaventie two peeces, but the weight thereof or
of the ginger hee saith hee remembreth not, but referreth himselfe therein
to the bills of lading signed for the same, all which goods hee saith were
the retourne and proceed of the said goods brought from Amstedam in the
said shipp to Santa Domingo and there delivered out, And further hee cannot
depose saving as aforesaid.

To the eleaventh hee saith that the said hides being brought to the key
at Santa Domingo close to the ships side, they were there marked by some of
this deponents company by order of the said John Mollar with the marke in
the Margent, being the primarie letters if the name of the said Philip


Van hulten, and being soe marked they with the said Cacow, tobacco
and ginger were there laded aboard the said shipp for the accompt aforesaid,
according to the said bills, this deponent seeing sch marking, and the
taking the said hoods aboard.

To the twelveth article hee deposeth that after and upon such receipt of
the said goods aboard, this deponent aboard the said shipp at Santa Domingo
signed three bills of lading all of one tenor, for the said hides, three other for the cacoa, three other for the tobacco, and for the Brazil wood and ginger together three other, [XXX GUTTER]
and saith the said hides, Cacoa, Tobacco Brazil wood and
ginger were in the bills respectively mentioned, with their quantities and weight and thereinm they
were said to be for account and risigo of the said van hulten and company,
referring himselfe for more certaintie to the said bills.

To the thirteenth article hee saith and deposeth that the said bills were
all true and reall, and were all (being twelve in the whole) aboard the said
shipp the Santa Maria when shee was seized ny Captaine St[?ory] Commander
of the ffairfax frigot, and with the other papers and dispatches of the said
shipp came afterwards to the hands of Captaine Stoakes, in whose hands
this deponent saw and left one of each of the said foure bills hee the said Captaine
delivereing to the said Mollar the other two of each/

To the fourteenth article and the foure copies of bills of lading annexed
now showed unto him, hee saith and deposeth (having now perused them) that