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To the 5th hee saith that dollers did the tyme Interrate and doe goe at Lisbon at the rate of
sixe shillings portuguese money but are usually paid to mariners
at the rate only of fower and sixe pence sterling and saith at that value
of fower shillings sixe pence the doller hee receaved of the say Ewens
at Lisbon eight moneths pay but how many dollers that amounted to hee
remembreth not And what others receaved hee knoweth not but between
they receaved eight months pay at the like rates of fower shillings sixe
pence a dollar And further hee cannot answere./

To the 6th hee saith hee hath receaved his whole pay for the voyage
in question only according to the first agreement, without any
augmentation because hee was unwilling to goe to lawe for the same
though it were due, and hath given a discharge of all wages soe that
hee intended noe suite thereabout whoseever doth prevaile in the
cause And to the rest negatively./

To the 7 hee saith hee cannot answere knowing nothing thereof

To the last hee saith hee cannot answere having not heare any
thing touching the matter Interrogate./

Repeated before doctor Godolphin/

James Retallick [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 7th day of March 1658 English Style

Examined on the sayd allegation./

Rp. 4

ffrancis Mould of Poplar in the parish of Stepney and
County of Midd Mariner aged thirty fower yeares
or thereabouts a wittnesse swornne and examined
saith & deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first article hee saith that in the moneths of december Januaary
ffebruary and March 1648 and in the moneths and tyme arlate in the yeares
1649 and 1650 and untill August 1651 the arlate Thomas Ewans was
Master and Commander of the arlate Shipp the Scipio, and had the care and
charge of her as Master and Commander Committed to him (as hee beleeveth)
by her Owners, and for Master and Commander of her
during the sayd tyme was Commonly reputed this hee the better knoweth being
hyred by the sayd Ewens and goeing a foresmast man of the sayd shipp the
voyage in question And further hee deposeth not./

To the second article hee saith that withinn the tyme aforesayd and more
especially in the yeare 1648 the shipp Scipio was bound forth from the
Port of London upon a tradeing voyage to the Streights or other parts neere
thereunto adioyning and soe to returne thence for London and in order thereto did
in the moneth of January 1648 sett sayle from London and fell downe as [XX GUTTER]
as the Hope And the sayd shipp at such her departure from London had
noe designe of goeing to Brazeele or any other part of the West
Indies this hee deposeth for that hee knoweth that hee this deponent and
John Minter a foremast man alsoe of the Scipio who was hyred [?only GUTTER]
only to goe upon a trading voyage from London to the Streights and parts neere
adiacent and soe back to London and were not hyred to serve in her to Brazeele [?or GUTTER]
any other parts of the West Indies And further hee cannot depose not being
privie to the hyreing off any other of the sayd shipps company nor knowing [?what GUTTER]
rates or upon what conditions they were hyred./