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To the first article of the said Allegation hee saith that from the Moneth
of September 1656. untill this Present the arlate
Sir John Dethick Edward Bolle, John Bancks, Richard fford
Edward Micoe William Prittiman and Compamie.
(who are all Englishmen, and subjects of this Comonwealth
of England.) have bin, and are the Lawfull owners and
Proprietors of the said ship the Bantam ffrigot. (whereof
Isaac Taylor was and is Master) and of her tackle, Apparrell
and ffurniture, and soe comonly Accounted which hee
knoweth for that hee came on board the ship to secure in her
as Gunner of her in the Voyage in question in the beginning of
the moneth of October, 1656: and then hee severall times sawe
the foresayd owners come n board the said ship, and give
order to the said Taijlor about the Voyage in questions
and further cannot depose./:

To the 2d hee saith hee well knoweth that the foresaid Owners
did set out the said ship from this Port in the moneth
of October 1656: upon a Voyage to be made with
her to the East Indias, upon their owne Account and
Adventure, And saith the said Owners made and
Constituted the said Isaac Taylor Master of the said ship
and the Arlate Thomas Newman Supra cargoe of her the
said Voyage, And they did goe the said Voyage in their
said Appointed places. of this deponent's knowledge who went
Gunner as aforesaid of the said ffrigot the said Voyage
And further hee cannot depose./.

To the 3d hee saith that the said Captaine Taylor, Mr Newman
this deponent and the rest of the marriners belonging to the sai
ship, set saile in her for the East Indias, and arrived at
the Island of Indra Ponza on the Coast of Sumatra on or
about the 10th of August 1657: Which hee knoweth for that
hee sailed thither in the said ship in the Quality aforesaid

To the 4th. hee saith that after the arrivall of the Bantam
ffrigot at the said Island of Indra Ponza (which is and ought
to be a ffree place for the English to trade at, and in, and
where the Queene of Acheene (who was and is Soveraigne
and Supreame Governor of the said place) hath Proclaimed
ffree trade to the English nation:) the said Mr Newman
and one ffrancis Griffith the Purser of the said ship (who is
since dead) did goe on shore on the said island of Indra
Ponza, to buy and provide Pepper to lade the said ship
and saith they did then and there Buy and Provide
a great Quantity of Pepper, which (with other Pepper which
they might there in a short time have bought and Provided) [XXX GUTTER]
have fully Laden the said ship, which Lading of Pepper [wXX GUTTER]