another in the said manufactures, but rath … another in the said manufactures, but rather more, for some yeares tere<br />
is asmuch or about asmuch spent in this citie along besides what is<br />
vended and imployed in other parts and places of the nation, which hee<br />
knoweth having had dealing in the said commodities for greate quantities<br />
for the saiid nine yeares last. And otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the third hee saith that as hee hath heard from experienced merchants<br />
and as hee beleeveth from very good ground there are yearly more<br />
of the said sorts of woolls by two or three thousand baggs spend and<br />
imployed in this Commonwealth than in all fflannders, And otherwise<br />
hee cannot depose.
To the fourth hee saith that Amsterdam and other parts in Holland<br />
are places where woolls of the sorts aforesaid are usually stored and<br />
laid up, and it is usuall to have woolls of the sorts aforesaid sent<br />
from those places into England to be here sold, because here they doe<br />
yeald a greater price and valew, which hee knoweth by meanes of<br />
his said dealing, and having bin partner with Mr Scot a hHaberdasher<br />
a greate dealer on those woolls, to whom there have bin woolls consigned<br />
from Holland of this deponents knowledge, namely of the said<br />
sorts of woolls. And otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the fifth hee saith that hee hath had speech with diverse hatmakers<br />
and clothiers that have come away from Holland since the differences<br />
betwixt England and that countrey, whoe have reported that there are<br />
very many families come thence and more expected to come by reason<br />
cheifly of the decay of trade there in the said manufactures of<br />
clothing and hatmaking, and that by meanes of the said differences and<br />
the decay of trade thereupon ensueing the said sorts of woolls are<br />
of lesse price and balew there nowe than they have bin formerly<br />
And otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the sixth hee saith that there are warrs betwixt ffrance and<br />
Spaine, and therefore hee conceiveth that those commodities namely<br />
wools of the growth of Spaine cannot freely and without greate<br />
difficultie and hazard be transported to and sold in ffrance, And<br />
otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the seaventh that the later part of the yeare namely about September<br />
and October is the time for the importation of the greatest quantityes of<br />
the said Segovia and Castila woolls from Spaine into this Commonwealth<br />
and that in the Springe or former part of the yeare a much lesse<br />
quantitie is usually imported than in or about the monethes aforesaid<br />
which hee knoweth for the reasons aforesaid, And saith that this present<br />
yeare there hath not bin any considerable quantitie of the<br />
said sorts of wools imported into England (saving those in question) by<br />
reason of the differences betweene England and the dutch, for that<br />
of his knowledge the said sorts of wools produce here a better<br />
price by fifteene or twenty in the hundred since Midsommer<br />
last than they did the last yeare, And otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the 8th hee saith that the woolls in question cannot without great<br />
[?chardge] and hazard be carried into fflanders from hence, And<br />
otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the nineth hee saith that of late and before the bringing in of the<br />
woolls in question the market hath bin altogether [?unfurnished] and<br />
theogether [?unfurnished] and<br />