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To the first hee saith that hee hath well knowne the arlate
Mr John Caseby. for Eleaven monethes Last past, for and during
all which space he the said John Caseby had driven a Trade
upon his owne account from this Port of London to the Canarye
Islands, and hath a ffactor to that end. at Loratava in
the Iland of Teneriff. called and knowne by the name
of Don Christovall Alvarado; and further deposeth not

To the second and third hee saith that the said Don Christovall
da Alvarado, was in the moneth of June 1658 and [?XXXX] to the ffactor
or Correspondent of the said John Caseby, And saith that
in the said monethes of June 1658: and before, and ever
since, the said John Caseby. at the Cannaryes, did and
doth with the said Alverada Trade Under a ffictious name of Peter
Vander Ruben, And saith that at the time of the Lading the
wines and goods in question the said Alvarado had goods
and effects in his hands. belonging to the said John Caseby
to a great Vallue, And saith the said Caseby traded by
the said fained name of Peter vander Ruben at the
Canaryes the better to secure his goods and merchandizes
from seizure and Confiscation by the Spaniards, And
in case the said John Caseby should trade at the Canaryes
under his reall name, (hee being an English man
and having lived (as this deponent hath heard) many yeeres in the
Canaryes) his goods and Merchandizes would be in
great danger and hazard of seizure, and Confiscation by
the Spaniards; And saith it is a very usuall thing for
English men and subjects of this Comonwealth to
trade from this Port to the Canaryes, and at the Canaryes
and from the Canaryes to this Port againe, under ffictious
and fained Dutch names. The Premisses hee deposeth
being Master of the ship the Saint Lawrence, the voyage in
question, and having made another voyage since with
the said ship from hence to the Canaryes, and hether againe
in which voyage the said Mr Caseby was alsoe Interested and
thereby Knoweth that both the voyage in question and alsoe
the last voyage the said Mr Caseby hath and doth goe under the foresaid
Fictitious name, And further deposeth not./.

To the 4th hee saith that in the moneth of May last hee sawe
the arlate shipp the Susanna ffrigot, Abraham Philliter Master
at the Canaryes and further cannot depose saving the said [XXX GUTTER]
laded the said Susanna ffrigot.