To the seaventh hee sith that when hee cam … To the seaventh hee sith that when hee came first aboard her as aforesaid<br />
there was, wine, [?linnens], pepper, and other [??spicerie] hatts, [XXXX GUTTER]<br />
and other goods aboard her, being of her outward cargo, and saith hee is<br />
soe farr from beleeving that the said shipp came with the said goods from<br />
holland, that it was commonly said shee came from Spaine, and soe hee<br />
beleeveth, and saith the said outwards ladingbeing taken out and disposed of in the<br />
said Indies, there were there taken into her Indico, hides, sassaperilla<br />
and some few other things, And otherwise hee referreth himselfe to his former<br />
To the eighth hee saith that when the said shipp under saile was<br />
neere Lundy Iland this deponent descried two other shipps under saile<br />
but what they were, or what colours they carried hee could not discerne<br />
nor did they make after the ''Hope'' that hee could perceive. And further<br />
hee cannot answer.
To the nineth hee saith that upon sight of the said two shipps, hee<br />
saw the said John Lopez take papers written tearing them and then [?wrap] them up together<br />
and throw them out<br />
at a window or hole of his cabbin into the sea, but the contents hee cannot<br />
speake of, not knowing as aforesaid to write or reade, and saith there<br />
was none other then present but the said Juan lopez and this deponent<br />
And further hee cannot answer.
To the tenth hee saith that both at Truxilla and honduras hee went<br />
ashore to fetch wood and water aboard the said shipp, and staid<br />
not longer than while the boate was therewith laded, and then retourned aboard,<br />
And saith that the said John lopez was alsoe the Merchant (aswell as<br />
Captaine) and both sold and bartered away the said outwards goods,<br />
and bought and procured and laded the said homewards cargo. And<br />
further saving as aforesaid hee cannot depose.
To the eleaventh hee saith hee was not at Trinidad with the ''Hope'' nor<br />
saw her there, And otherwise as aforesaid hee cannot answer<br />
saving negatively for his part.
To the twelveth hee saith hee was the first (as hee beleeveth) that gave<br />
notice to English officers at Milford that the said shipp came from the Spanish<br />
West Indies, and did it because the Spaniards aboard had beaten<br />
and very evilly [?en]treated him aboard the said shipp the said voyage, and<br />
saith hee threatened them to be quit with them therefore or to that effect<br />
And further deposeth not.
To the last hee saith the Commissioners for prize goods have provided<br />
him of lodging, and gave him now and then a shilling, to beare his charges,<br />
which hee himselfe desyreth, and not otherwise nor gave him any clothes<br />
nor hath hee received any from them, nor expecteth ought from them<br />
or from any theough the shipp and lading become prize.
Repeated before Collonell Cock.
The mark of Simon Tomson<br />
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