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answering noe, the sayd ffactors hee gave order that
the sayd Corne should bee delivered without measure and
with all speede for that the sooner it were delivered the more
advantage it would bee to the Merchant owners thereof in
Markett, And those or the like words in effect passed
betweene the sayd ffactors, Mates, and boatswaine upon
the deck of the sayd shipp (the Master and Purser
being then absent on shoare) in presence and hearing of this
deponent and divers others of the sayd shipps Company And this
deponent saith heee sawe divers boate loades of the sayd Corne
carried a shoare and observed that in all those boateloades hee
sawe carried, one of the sayd shipps company went in the
boate with it, And hee this deponent verily beleeveth the sayd
corne was all well conditioned saving that some smale
qualities thereof was about the after hatch of the shipp damnified
by water it had taken in at the hatches for want of Calking
them, but saith the sayd ffactors received the same Corne
and never made any protest against any of it that ever this
deponent heard of And further to this Interrogatory
hee cannot

To the third Interrogatory hee saith hee heard Thomas dobson
brother of John Dobson one of the factors aforesayd, after the voiage to Cassandria
was layd aside confessed and sayd that the sayd shipps Company
had in deede noe reason to venter upon that voyage for that
Cassandra was an unlawfull Port and that Masters and Mariners
if they be taken there by any of the Grandsigniore men of warr
are in hazard to bee made perpetuall slaves And hee alsoe
saith that the sayd dobson being present with the Master Purser
and this deponent when the Providore asked them whither they were
willing to goe the voyage to Cassandra and they replyed yes
that the sayd Providore speaking in Italian (which this deponent
understood not till the sayd dobson interpreted the same to him)
sayd if you (meaning the Master and Purser) bee willing I will
make the rest of the Company willing, and as the sayd dobson
told this deponent threatned to imprison some of the officers
if they came on shoare, which was the reason as this deponent
beleeveth that they durst not come on shoare for divers dayes
but kept close aboard to secure them selves from any violence
which should bee attempted by the sayd Providore And saith
that the tyme Interrogate this deponent came on board in company
with the Master and Purser aforesayd and well knoweth there was
noe violence offered to them but they were handed over as
usually they were occasioned to bee and noe notice taken by the Master