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The 26th of August 1657.

Exámined upon the fore said allegation.


Sebastian Garcia of Cadiz Merchant, aged 33 yeeres or
thereabouts sworne and exámined.

To the first árticle hee saith and deposeth that hee well knoweth
the producent Augustin Rosetti and hath soe donne for theise nine
yeeres last or thereabouts, having in that time bin acquainted and
conversed with him at Cadiz in old Spaine and in new Spaine
in the West Indias and at Santa Cruse in the Canaries, and
saith hee the said Augustine was and is commonly reputed a Genoese
and native subiect of the State of Genoa, and further that
the said producent hath for the said time of this deponents
knowledge of him bin and is a merchant of good account
and repute, and when this deponent soe sawe him in New
Spaine in the West Indias (which was in the yeare 1650)
hee the said producent was there trading with Genoa
commodities, which hee invested in plate
and India commodities as Sassaperilla, tobaccoe and others
of this deponents sight and knowledge, seeing him soe trade at
Saint John da Ulloa in Nova hispania. And further that
the said producent while hee was soe trading at
Saint John da Ulloa, being discovered to be a Genoese, was
taken and of this deponents sight and knowledge imprisoned
there for soe trading, hee being a Genoese, and soe a stranger
in respect of the Spaniards, to whome alone trade is there
permitted; And at length the said producent was constrained
to redeeme and did redeeme his libertie with money, amounting
as it was said to a great summe, The premisses hee deposeth
being at Saint John da Ulloa aforesaid, where hee tooke notice
of the premisses, and since the premisses namely about foure
yeeres since this deponent saw the said producent embarque
himselfe at Cadiz for the West Indias againe on a trading
voyage. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the second and third árticles hee saith and deposeth that in or about
the moneth of december last past hee this deponent ariving
with the Spanish West India ffleete of Galions at the
Canaries, found the said producent (with whom hee was well
well acquainted) there, imploying himselfe in merchandizing,
and preparing for a voyage for Amsterdam, and this deponent
staying in Santa Cruse in Teneriff till about three monethes
since, that hee imbarqued in the fflying fanne (whe[nse GUTTER]
hee was taken) for Cadiz, there frequented the said producents
company, and went up and downe with him about his
Merchandize, and saw him buy an hundred and one chests of