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To the 21th hee saith that the said shipp in her retourne from honduras
touching at Truchillo aforesaid to take in the said Sassaperilla
and hides, and there it being beleeved (as this deponent gave out for the
reasons aforesaid and durst not say otherwise) that the said shipp was bound
for Spaine, there was a packet of letters delivered him from the company
of a shipp that was there (lately come from Spaine) to be conveyed [?thence GUTTER]
which this deponent received, least by denying itm his designe might have
bin discovered and all confiscated. And soe touching at Matausa in
his retourne, hee there delivered it to be sent for Spaine, meaning [XX GUUTER]
[?hand] that if hee met not with some such oportunitie, hee would have
throwne it over board into the sea, the same [?nothing] concerning the
Hope or her lading.

To the 22th hee saith that the said shipp the said voyage did not carry
out any fowling peeces, pistolls, [XXXds] or amunition other than for
her owne necessarie arming and defense, nor were any tackle, sold
away or delivered out of the said shipp, saving two or three pistolls
which this deponent gave for presents to reward or make freinds for [XXX GUTTER]
furtherance in his said negotiation and traffique. And further deposeth [?not GUTTER]

To the 23th and 24th and the schedule annezed now showed unto him
hee saith and deposeth that within two or three dayes after such this deponents
departure with the said shipp from Matanza hee fell sick which soe
increased and grew to that [?height], that hee was in great danger of [?death GUTTER]
which when hee found, and thought hee should indeed then die, hee called
the cheife of the company and officers of the said shipp unto him
and producing the said schedule and holding it in his
hand declared that the same was the true and perfect account of the
outwards and homewards lading of the said shipp, and of the proprietie
of the said fernandez and companie aforesaid therein, and desired
them (in case of his death) to convey the same unto them or to that effect
telling them particularly that there were two hundred and eightie chests
of Indico, twenty two chests of drugs, two small potacks and
two small barrells of drugs, foure hundred seaventie six hides, and
a thousand ninetie and foure arobes of sassaparilla all for the account
and adventure of the said Antonio ffernandez, Gowen Painter, John
Page Andrew dunkin, Antonio Robles, John Tilly and John Chanterwell
and that they were the proceed (as they well knew) of the said outwards
cargo, and praying them to have a care that they were delivered [?accordingly GUTTER]
to them.

see his answer to the Interrogatories hereunder.



The 11th day of Aprill 1659.

The Claime of Patrick Betts}
and Peter Ayleward}
for their goods in the ship}
the Hope (Patrick Betts late}
Master.) Smith}

Examined upon an Allegation given in on the
behalfe of the said Betts:/:

John Lopez of Cadiz in Spaine
aged 30 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and

To the first article of the said Allegation hee saith and deposeth that
the said Patrick Betts was by the Producents Antonio
ffernandez and Company arlate Constituted and
Appointed to goe Master of the ship the Hope arlate
on a voyage for their Account from Amsterdam to the