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To the seaventh and 8th articles hee saith and deposeth that the said shipp in her retourne
comming into the Roade of Gibraltar the said Spanish Captaine and the Spanish master
and John Mollar the Sopra cargo were ashoare to goe to Cadiz, and about six dayes after the
said John Mollar came aboard, and then the said shipp the Saint Mary went to saile
and went out to sea, and about a day and halfe after there came a dutch vessell
called a fflute aboard, and then both the vessells comming to anchor, they fell
to taking the hides out of the Saint Mary and putting them into the said fflute
and while they were soe imployed, hee saith there arose a storm, whereupon both
the said vessells went into the said Bay, and there anchoring the commander fell againe to
work to take hides out of the Mary into the fflute, and while they were
busie thereabouts, theffairfax frigot commanded by Captaine Story came
and seized both the said vessells and lading, but whether the said fflute should
have carried the said hides hee knoweth not. And further hee cannot depose.

To the 9th hee saith the said shipp Saint Mary before her said first comming to Santa
Cruse came directly from Amsterdam, whense hee saith shee brought a cargo
of goods, and saith that when the said shipp in her said outwards voyage came
on the coast of Portugall, and two English frigots came neere her, the said
Spanish Captaine appeared not on the deck, but (as the Stiersman said) hidd
himselfe in the said Stiersmans cabbin, And otherwise saving as aforesaid hee
cannot depose, for the goods were provided and laded at Amsterdam
before this deponent came aboard the said vessell.

To the tenth hee saith that there is warr betwixt England and Spaine
And otherwise cannot depose.

The said John Eering alsoe examined upon the allegation of
the 13th of Aprill instant [INDENTED TO RH SIDE]

To the first hee saith there was a parcell of tarr amounting to severall lasts
aboard and carried in the said shipp from Amsterdam and a quantitie of iron
and materialls fore making up a shallop, which shallop was put together and
made up at Santa domingo and after a voyage downe therewith to the maine
land, the same was sold or given away by the said Spanish Captaine who
disposed thereof to Spaniards, And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the second hee saith that the said Captaine alsoe laded in the said shipp and
carried from Santa Cruse severall pipes of wine and sold and disposed the same
at Santa Domingo to Spaniards. And further hee cannot depose.

To the third hee saith that upon the comming of the said shipp into the Roade
of Santa domingo, the said Spanish Captaine sent the ships boate ashore
manned with Spaniards for a pilot, and the said boate retourned and brought
one or more aboard, and then the said shipp went into the harbour, and
saith the lading by order of the said Captaine were landed there, and put into
a warehouse, which hee knoweth seeing such landing and helping therein,
and after wards a new cargo being there taken in, the said Captaine retourned

To the fourth hee saith that the said shipp having taken in her said lading at Santa
domingo and being in her retourne thense for Santa Cruse after about 6 dayes saile
met seaven or eight Spanish vessells, whereof severall were gallions,
severall Spaniards whereof came aboard the Mary and were entertained
by the said Captaine, and hee afterwards went aboard them, and afterwards
the Saint Mary prosecuted her voyage for Santa Cruse, where shee afterwards
arived. And further cannot depose.

To the fifth hee cannot depose saving as aforesaid

To the 6th hee saith the arlate John Mollar is reputed a Roman Catholique
and otherwise hee cannot depose, not having knowne him but from the time of
the said shipps proceeding from Amsterdam nor seene him before.