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The same day [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined on the sayd allegation/


Gervas Russell of depford in County of Kent Mariner
aged 42 years or thereabouts a wittness sworne and examined
saith and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first article of the sayd allegation and the letter therein mentioned hee
saith hee cannot depose not being privie to the Charterpartie nor knowing ought
touching the letter in the sayd article mentioned And further hee cannot depose/

To the second article of the sayd allegation hee saith that by reason hee this deponent
was Master of an English shipp called the Katherine bound upon the like voyage to
the Canarie Islands and came
in his the deponents shipp the Katherine to the Roads of Oratava at Teneriff
in Company of the shipp Prosperous whereof the arlate Mathew Smith was
Master, and of the Richard Henry Sheeves Master and divers other English
shipps the names wereof hee at present remembreth not hee well knoweth that
the sayd shipp the Prosperous came in to the sayd Roade at the same tyme
and rode them at an Anchor severall dayes in expectation of orders from his
Merchants factors what was to be done touching the ladeing his sayd shipp there
And further to this article hee cannot depose./

To the third article of the sayd allegation and the schedule therein named he saith
that whilst the sayd shipp Prosperous and this deponents shipp the Katherine and other
English shipps remayned in the sayd Roade there came on or about the
seaventeenth of October old style and 27th new style a generall letter from
The English ffactors resideing at Teneriff subscribed amongst others with the
names of Arthur Ingram and david Stephens, which subscriptions (hee being
well acqainated with their hand writings) hee beleeveth to bee theirs, directing them
to depart the Roade as by the sayd letter may appeare, And saith that hee
this deponent in a short tyme after receaved particular letter[?s] from his marchant on
shoare at Teneriff to depart the sayd Iland for foureteene or fifteene days and to
get to Madera and to alter the fashion of his shipp and make new colours as belonging
to Holland and make a dutchman which this deponent had a board Skipper of her
and to consignes his sayd shipp and goods that was then therein to a Spaniard
in Teneriff which order hee this deponent followed and acted accordingly
And hee further saith that the schedule arlate is a true coppy of the sayd generall
letter and that the originall of the sayd Coppy[?e] is as hee beleeveth subscribed by the persons thereunder written
which hee beleeveth to be true for that hee hath the like coppy of the
sayd originall letter, and was the originall it selfe and well remembreth the
contents theereof and compared his coppy therewith And further to this article hee
cannot depose./

To the 4th and 5th hee knoweth that after the generall letter soe receaved and
not before the sayd Smith came with his shipp the Prosporous to the Madras and