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for his paines hee should take in assisting him ashore or otherwise the said voyage
without agreeing with him for any certaine wages, this deponent then taking him the
said Lopez to be in Spanish imployment, but when afterwards hee this deponent understood
him to be in the Imployment of English hee repented his comming aboard as not knowing
how hee should be satisfied for his time spent in that service till the said Captaine
assured him of satisfaction, and saith that when this deponent soe came aboard there
weere none of the outwards lading aboard, but shortly after the said John Lopez fell
to taking in and did take in three hundred eightie three chests or
thereabouts of Indico's and drugs, the most part whereof were as hee beleeveth
Indico's, eleaven skinns of the like commoditie, two barralls and two potacks
of commodities being as hee beleeveth of Indicos and druggs as aforesaid. And
thence the said shipp went to Truxilla, where shee tooke in another said one
hundred and tenn ar?obes of sassaperilla or thereabouts, and four hundred seaventie
and six hides or therabouts, which were brought and provided with moneyes
the proceed of goods there ?traded
by the said Captain before hee this deponent the?re understood by discourse and
the adjusting of accounts there donne, and from Truxillo shee departed
in or about September last and about fifteene dayes after was forced
by fowle weather to touch at Mara?usa, where shee staid about five or
six dayes that the weather was fowle and againe set saiile and being come
cleere thence, hee then understood aboard that the said shipp was bound for England
thereto discharge, and that by fowle weather shee was necessitated to goe to
Milford haven, And saith that hee this deponent laded and had sixteene
of the foresaid arXbes of sassaperilla belonging to him, which at sea hee
sold to one Peter an Irish man who was second assistant to John Lopez.
and that of the foresaid goods three or four of the mariners had some
small quantities or parcells , but how many hee knoweth not. And
further hee cannot depose, saving that this deponent is a subject of the
king of Spaine.

To the 4th hee saith that there was an English master and a
dutch master aboard besides the said John Lopez (who is a Spaniard)
and further hee cannot depose.

To the 5th negatively for his part and otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 6 hee saith hee knoweth the said shipp only from the said time of
his comming aboard her in the Gulfe of honduras, and otherwise hee
cannot answer,

To the 7th hee saith there were one and twenty man belonging to the said shipp
whereof seaven were Spanairds, whereof John Lopez, diago Mendez and this deponent are in London, the rest hee left aboard at Milford, but knoweth
not where they now are, and saith that hee heard that the said John Lopez was
borne at Cadiz, And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 8th hee saith the said shipp had tenne gunns aboard, and saith there
were two plates, one tobacco box, eight spoones, and two cups
all of silver, and 4 peeces of eight in the said shipp when shee was seized,
And saith hee beleeveth the said John LOpez sold them to furnish himselfe
with money to come up to this citie. And otherwise hee cannot depose

To the last hee cannot answer./

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