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John Lopez departed by land for London to advise his principalls here thereof, and
afterwards hee saith the said shipp departed thense with C[XXXX] for London, and comming
to the downes the officers of this State came aboard and made seizure of her and
of her lading, and at the time of the said seizure all the said merchandizes
taken in on the West Indieas and before particularly specified were aboard her
and came to the possession of the said officers, and continued under their said
possession from that time, which hee knoweth because hee came up into the
River and to an anchor neere this citie in her, and being then pressed into
a man of warr of this state (whence hee was afterwards released) hee left her
with all the forementioned goods in her. And further deposeth not.

To the 11th hee saith that the said goods were really provided for the said
account and that noe Spaniard or enemie of this comonwealth hath any
interest therein or had at the time of the said seizure.

To the 12th hee saith hee saith hee knoweth all the persons arlate and saith they
are merchants and Inhabitants of this citie. and further deposeth not.

To the 13th hee saith hee hath knowne the arlate John Tilley five or six
yeares, and saith hee is commonly accounted an Irish man and liveth in
Amsterdam only as a merchant stranger.

To the 14th hee saith that the arlate John Chanternell liveth in Amsterdam
with his wife and familie, and is accounted a subiect of the states of the

To the 15th hee saith that whatsoever the said John lopez said or gave out
touching the belonging of the said shipp and goods to Spaniards or subiects of
the king of Spaine, was meerly to secure them from seizure and to noe
other end, for they really belong to the said Imployers of his knowledge.

To the 16 hee cannot depose.

To the 17 hee cannot depose

To the 18 and 19 hee saith that the arlate Simon To[XX]son Bleau
came a very miserable poore creature aboard the said shipp in Comana,
and upon his lamentable sute, was entertained in the said shipp for his support
and to keep him from starving, but proved afterwards a lewd, vile, offensive
fellow and gave soe much discontent, that now and then hee was boxed
for his lewd and wicked tricks, which hee resenting and meditating
revenge assoone as hee came to Milford haven and was gotten ashore
said in this deponents presence and hearing that in regard hee had
bin [s?oe] beaten aboard, hee would doe his best to make the said shipp and
goods be lost by declaring them to be belonging to Spaniards and that hee
would soe declare them the divell should fetech him for it. And
further deposeth not.

To the 20th hee saith that off lundee they espied two bessells and
feared that they were Spaniards, and all alonge the voyage they had feare
of Spanish vessells, in regard English were soe concerned in the lading
and further hee cannot depose.

To the 21th hee saith the said John lopez having at the Indias received letters that were
directed for Spaine, left them at Mataus[?er] to be conveyed knowing
that hee should not goe thither

To the 22th hee saith that the said John Lopez gave three or foure pistolls
to friends for courtesies in the Indias but sold none nor were any
sold or bartered away, nor were any gunds or amunition carried thether
tha[?n] what belonged too and was for the shipps defence.

To the 23 and 24th hee saith that the said John Lopez in the said shipps
retourne from the Indias falling very sick and in danger of deth called
the officers to him and (the said shipp being then in the Channell of the Bahama)
shewed them an account of the goods and declared that they belonged to Anthony
ffernandez, Gow[?a]n Painter, John Page, Antony Robles and Andrew dunkin