knoweth that his said master bought and pr … knoweth that his said master bought and provided the said goods that were<br />
soe laded at Santa Cruce with the effects of his and of the said<br />
Mr Pardini, and that the said nine pipes that were soe laded at<br />
Oratavo were alsoe provided with their effects, and<br />
saith hee well knoweth that noe Spaniard or enemie of this Commonwealth<br />
or other person then the said Pardini and A[?y]gardo have any interest<br />
whatsoever in the said goods or any part thereof. And further that<br />
hee well knoweth the said John Andrea Ay[?v]ardo to be a Genoese<br />
borne, and this deponent being alsoe a Genoese borne knew him<br />
there about tenn yeares before hee went to Santa Cruce<br />
and went thither with him, and well knoweth his father and mother in<br />
Genoa. And for a Genoese hee the said Ay?vardo was and is commonly accounted<br />
and was and is a subiect of the Republique. And further hee<br />
depoeth not, saving the said Pardini was and is commonly<br />
reputed a subiect of this Commonwealth.
To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]
To the first hee saith it was about three monethes since hee imbarques,<br />
himselfe at Santa Crice, and came thence in the ''Two Brothers'' for this port<br />
(the time more precisely hee doth not remember) and was at Oratavo about<br />
nine monethes since, and that hee saw the fourteene pipes of wine and<br />
logwood (by him deposed to be laded at Santa Cruce) in the warehouse of the said<br />
Ayardo immediately before such lading thereof, and helped to carry and<br />
convey them thence aboard, but was not present at Oratavo at the lading<br />
of the nine pipes aboard the ''Saint Lawrence''
To the second hee saith that the said John Andrea A[?g]ardo is a batchelour<br />
and liveth as a stranger at Santa Cruce, and otherwise hee referreth<br />
himselfe to his foregoeing deposition.
To the third hee saith hee saw and was acquainted with the said Agardo<br />
his buying and providing the said wines and Campeche wood soe laded at<br />
Santa Cruce, and knoweth that part thereof was bought with cloth and<br />
other goods upon barr[?el] or barter and the rest with money,<br />
the said goods being received by him from the said Pardini, and that<br />
moneys being the proceed of other goods received from him, and otherwise<br />
hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition.
To the fourth hee saith that there were bills of lading signed for the<br />
said goods, and were true and reall and the wines and logwood are<br />
thereby to his remembrance consigned to the said Pardini, and for his account,<br />
and are in custody of the said Pardini as hee taketh it.
To the fifth negatively for his part, and otherwise hee cannot answer<br />
saving as above.
To the 6 hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition where hee hath<br />
fully satisfied the same
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