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and there tooke in fresh water and stayed only one day and a night and
then returned in Company of this deponents shipp and others to Teneriff this
hee the better knoweth for that hee this deponent with his shipp the Catherine being
gotten to the Madera a little below the Prosperous and Richard did
get theme their Pratick or admittance to come a board there And further to this
article hee cannot depose saving hee saith hee verily beleeveth that the
English ffactors at Teneriff while the sayd shipps were gone to the
maderas did some of them compared with the Governor of Teneriff or his
deputies and obteyne leave to lade their severall shipps with wine and other
goods thence and this deponent well knoweth that his shipp the
Katherine was laden by his Merchant and that by virtue of the sayd agreement
and alsoe knoweth that divers other shipps who returned from the Madera with
the Prosperous as the Richard the Exchange and other shipps did receive their
full ladeing there which they alsoe did by virtue of the sayd agreement as
hee beleeveth and hee verily beleeveth and so persuaded in his conscience
that the sayd shipp the Prosperous might alsoe there have receaved for
full ladeing of goods if the factors who were to have laded the same
had promised a license to that effect, as other factors who had their shipps
laded home did And hee saith that having perused the letter in this
fifth article mentioned (hee being well acquainted with the arlate
Mr Arthur Ingrams hand writing) doth hee doth verily beleeve the sayd letter to
bee all his the sayd Mr Ingrams hand writing and further to these articles hee cannot depose

To the 6th article hee saith that hee well knoweth that his this deponeth
shipp the Katherine returned from the Maderas to Teneriff with hollands
Colours and all the rest of the shipps that came thence with it thither of which
the Prosporous was one had all of them outlandish Colours at their returne
to Teneriff And hee verily beleeveth if the ffactors which were to lade
the Prosporous had done their endeavour in procuring licence from the Govenors
of Teneriff as others did the sayd shipp Prosporous might have bin there lade
as well as this deponeth shipp the Catherine, and the Richard and other shipps [XXX GUTTER]
then there with her were, and hee is verily persuaded in his
conscience and doth relly beleeve that it was not the fault of the sayd Smith
that the sayd shipp was not then and there laden And further to this article hee
cannot depose./

To the last hee saith his foregoeing depostion is true./

To the Interrogatories/ [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith hee cometh to testifie in this
cause at the request of the producent Mr Smith, and was at the Canaries
the voyage in question in the shipp the Catherine whereof hee was Master
and came home full laden, and saith hee received a letter at the Isle of wight
before his goeing on his voyage to Teneriff from his Merchant
advising him that hee thought it [?convenient GUTTER]