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To the second hee saith that the said shipp departing with the said goods from
Amsterdam as aforesaid, sailed therewith to Trinidad one of the Ilands of
the Spanish West India's, which was the first place shee touched at after such her
departure from Amsterdam, where the said John Lopez disposed of some of her
said goods, to the end with the proceed thereof to make presents to the Governour
and get his passe and permission for trade in the said Indias, and that from
Trinidad shee went to Comara and there the said John Lopez Captaine of the
said vessell disposed and vended a quantitie of her said outwards lading, to
the amount of one thousand peeces of eight or thereabouts, and from Comana
shee waent to Truxilla till shee should retourne, and thence hee went with that
said shipp to the Golfe of honduras, and there delivered out and disposed
of all the rest of the said lading, and there received and tooke in
about three hundred eightie three chests of Indicao and druggs, (the most
part thereof Indico), about eleaven skinnes containing (as hee supposeth)
Indico or druggs, and two potacks and two barrells containing druggs
as hee beleeveth and retourning to Truxillo the said CaXXXX there tooke in one thousand one hundred and tenn arobes or thereabouts
of sassaperilla, and foure hundred seaventie six hides, which said goods soe
taken in at Truxillo were as hee beleeveth the proceeds of the said money
there soe left as before. And saith the said CaptXXXXin did not receive any
freight of any person for any goods whatsoever the said voyage. The
Premisses hee deposeth for that hee this deponent went from place to place in
the said shipp the said voyage, and was privie to and saw the premisses soe
donne. And further hee cannot depose, saving that of the said goods soe received
some of the mariners and persons aboard the said shipp had some small quantities
for their proper account, namely Toribio ffernandez his contest a Spaniard
had sixteene XXes of the said sassaperilla laded for his account, which hee
in the said shipps retourne sold at sea to an Irishman that was assistant
to the said Captaine in the said voyage, and of this deponents knowledge received
fourtie peeces of eight and other commodities of the said Irishman for the
same, and was to receive of him the remainder, the whole summa being eightie peeces
of eight, and that the Carpenter had about thirtie five chests, containing
(as hee taketh it) Indico or druggs, the said carpenter being a ffleming and
this deponent not remembring his name, and that mr betts the
English master of the said shipp had twenty of the said chests soe loaded, and
the said Irishman named Peter had thirteene of the said chests laded for him
and a dutch man (that was to appeare master in case of meeting with
the Spaniards) had twelve of the foresaid chests for his account, and nine
?wXXX hide XXrXXs, containing as hee beleeveth Indico. amd that
one Bartholomew who was boatswaine on the ?theise coasts aboard the
said shipp had one chest and two skinns of the said Indico and druggs (which hee
this deponent tooke their contents to be) and that all the rest were belonging to the merchants
Imployers of the said vessell, living in London and Amsterdam and saving what

To the third hee saith that having in her retourne from the said Gulfe
dispatched at Truxillo, the said shipp departed to come for
England, and about fifteene dayes after such her departure from Truxillo
shee was by fowle weather necessitated to touch at Matansa, and after about
six dayes stay there for faire weather, shee departed againe and
came not with any port or harbour till shee came to Milford whether
shee was forced by fowle weather being intended to come into this Channell
to re?ceave orders touching her discharge from her merchants in London at the downes or some other English port where they
could conveniently arive in this said Channell, and further hee cannot
depose saving as aforesaid.

To the fourth hee saith that the said John Lopez was put into the