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All to goe ashore together, and leave the ship Espetiallye
in an open Road, as Oratava it was to that effect. And
further hee cannot depose:

To the tenth hee saith that one of the said men in the said
Spanish Boate that came unto the said Lisbone ffrigatts side
pretended himselfe to be the ffactor, to whom the said Ship
was Consigned, and hee upon his said Coming to the
said Ship demanded the Master Mate; Purser
and one or two more of the said ships Company to goe
a shore at Oratava, and then hee would procure them
Practick for their said Ship, and told them openly in the
hearing of the said other men in the said Boat that hee knewe
they were most of them English, or to that effect, And
the Company of the said ship perceiving they
were discovered to bee English men would not bee perswaded
to goe ashore, And saith the said pretended ffactor (or any
that came with him did not demand or require any papers
or writings whatsoever, nor did aske what goods the said
ship was laden withall, And further hee cannot depose ./.

To the 11th hee saith that the said Spanish Boate soe came to the
side of the said Ship the Lixon ffrigot, with the said pretended
ffactor in it the afternoone of the 20th [EDITOR: CHECK THIS DATE IN ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT]day of the said
moneth of July 1658: (as hee now remembreth the say) and
in the morning of the said day the said Tye as aforesaid
went in the Lixon ffrigots boate towards shore, and was
denyed Prattick as aforesaid, and about the time that the
said Spanish Boate, came from shore to the Lixon ffrigotts
side as aforesaid the Newes aforesaid of the English their taking of
Dunkirke, and their putting (as was said and pretended) All
the Spaniards therein to the Sword, after they had given
them quarter, and saith that all the said Ships Company
did beleeve that the sending of the said Boate and men
therein to procure the Master mate; Boatswaine Purser, and
one or two more of the said Ships Company to bee meerely
a trick, and meanes of betray them and not to procure
them Prattick in Regard they had the said morning soe
as aforesaid positively denied them. and further hee
cannot Depose

To the 12th hee saith that [INSERT A LENGTHY MARGINAL NOTE WHICH I HAVE NOT YET TRANSCRIBED] three Spanish Vessells:
sent out from Oratava, the same time the said Spanish Boate
came from thence to the Lisbone ffrigot, and some of the said Lixon
ffrigots Company demanded of the men in the said Spanish
Boate what Vessells they were; and they in the said
Spanish Boate said that they were Vessells that were carrying
of wines to Santa Cruze, and at that time hee saith they were
sailing from the Lixon ffrigot, and the said ketcher Commanded
his sailes to be furled, and his boate to be made ready, which was
accordingly done, and intended to have sent some of his Company