brought in the ''Maidstone frigot'' in the … brought in the ''Maidstone frigot'' in the immediate service of<br />
this Commonwealth, and therest (as hee heard) brought in the [''George'']<br />
and the ''Newbury'', they being in the same service, And saith hee came<br />
h[?ence] in the ''Maidstone'', and therefore knoweth of bringing of part of<br />
the said tobaccoe therein.
To the second hee saith that the said shipp the ''Saint Nicholas'' [?next]<br />
before such her seizure by the English shipps came from Santa domingo<br />
aforesaid, and there received and tooke all the said tobaccoes aboard her<br />
and her other lading, and that the same were laden by Spaniards<br />
Subiects of the king of Spaine and for and upon their account of<br />
his sight and knowledge, and were to be caried to and delivered at<br />
Cadiz in Spaine, in the said kings dominions, and consigned to<br />
Spaniards living in Sevill and Cales and that the said shipp<br />
the ''Saint Nicholas'' was in her course thitherward therewith when<br />
shee was seized and would have sailed thither if shee had not<br />
bin soe interrupted, all which hee knoweth being then in her and<br />
coming from Santa domingo in her, and seeing the said tobaccoes<br />
and goods there laden.
To the third hee saith that there came and was brought in<br />
the said shipp from Cadiz to hispaniola<br />
[?a] person that was<br />
made president of hispaniola, and was sent in that office, and<br />
when shee was soe seized by the English there were letters of<br />
intelligence aboard her sent from the Governour of Santa domingo<br />
to the king of Spaine, And otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the fourth hee saith the arlate Nicholas Jans[?e]n when the said<br />
shipp the ''Nicholas'' soe came from Cadiz to Santa domingo, came<br />
master of her, and was master of her when shee was taken by the<br />
English, and this deponent aboard her heard him say that shee was<br />
none of his owne, and that hee had noe propertie in her, but<br />
that shee was the shipp of a ffleming that lived in Spaine. And<br />
otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the fifth hee saith that there were alsoe wines brought in the<br />
said shipp the ''Nicholas'' to hispaniola when the said President came<br />
over in her, which were alsoe for the account of Spaniards. And<br />
otherwise hee cannot depose.
To the 6th hee saith there was warr betweene England and Spaine<br />
when the said tobaccoes were soe seized.
Repeated before doctor Godolphin.
The marke of Edward '''EP''' Phillips. [MARKE, RH SIDE]
The 23th of October 1657.
Examined upon the foresaid allegation.
'''Captaine Thomas Addams''' Commander of the ''Maidstone''<br />
''frigot'' in the immediate service of this Commonwealth aged<br />
35 yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined.
To the first 2. 3. 4. 5 and 6th articles of the said allegation hee saith<br />
and said allegation hee saith<br />