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licence for the sayd shipp to come within command and into the place where shipps
usually trade there, in tymes of peace, when noe warr or difference was betwixt Spaine
and England, And hee this deponent did come aboard the sayd shipp ffreindship
and acquainted the arlate Barnabe houldeing the Master of her that the sayd
Robert Whitby had procured such a license, and told him that hee might safely
bring his sayd shipp as neere shoare there as hee pleased for the more
convenient receiving of such wines as were to bee laden aboard him or to that effect The premisses
hee deposeth for the reasons aforesayd And further to this article hee cannot depose/

To the second article hee saith that of his this deponents sight and knowledge severall English
shipps did come within command and laye neerer the shoare at Mallaga by about
the space of a myle and a halfe than the ffreindshipp did, and traded there freely having
(as hee this deponent hath heard) procured pratique or licence soe to doe, amongst
which there was a shipp laden with fish which (as hee hath heard) was consigned to the arlate
Mr Edward Bennett And further to this article hee cannot depose/

To the 6th article hee saith, hee knoweth that about two yeares since the foresayd Robert
Whitby having delivered a parcell of wines at the place arlate unto one Thomas Raven Master of
a shipp called the Thomas and John of Yarmouth, to be shipped on board his sayd shipp
and the sayd Master and Company taking the same and rafting or causeing it to bee
rafted with intente to bring the same aboard his sayd shipp, one butt of wine
of the sayd parcell broke off from the rafte and was lost in the sea for thirteene or
14 dayes space, and then found againe by certayne ffishermen, who had by order of the
then Gouvernour at Mallaga two hundred and odd Ryalls allowed them for their
paines in findeing the same, and this deponent well knoweth that the sayd Thomas
Raven did by a writing under his hand, oblige him selfe to the sayd Robert Whitby
to pay the sayd two hundred and odd Ryalls for (soe paid, to the sayd ffishermen
by the sayd Robert Whitby for finding the same) in London to the Merchant for whose
Accompt the sayd butt of wine was laden, which hee this deponent beleeveth
the sayd Master would not have done, had hee not knowne it to bee the Custome
that after wines are delivered at the [?ploy] into possession of the Master of a
shipp or his Company hee and they stand chargeable with them till they bee
delivered at the Port of their discharge And further to this article he cannot

To the 9th article hee saith that hee this deponent having heard by some Mariners
of other English shipps lyeing neere Mallaga that certaine wines which were
rafted by the ffreindshipps company were lost did goe on board the freinshipp (sic)
to knowe the truth thereof and was by divers of the sayd shipps company
informed that the rafte of wines which they had rafted for
received of the sayd Robert Whitby for Accompt of the arlate ffrancis Lenthall
and George Nutt, was brought safe to their sayd shipps side (though they had
broke loose (as they sayd) once or twice by the way) and that after they had taken
up one butt of the sayd wine and had the same within the tacke of the sayd
shipp the remaynder of the sayd raft of wine (being twenty nyne butts) were
sunck in the sea by the sayd shipps side And further to this article hee cannot depose/

To the rest of the articles hee is not examined by direction of the producents/

Repeated before doctor Godolphin

Samuell Whitby [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]