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The 19th. day of July. 1658: Examined upon
the said Allegation

Rp. 2

Nicholas Simons of Lisbone in Portugall Mariner
late Master of the shipp Nostra Seniora da
Rosario Saint Gonsalvo aged 60, yeares or there=
abouts a Wittnesse produced sworne and examined
saith as followeth to witt./

To the first Article of the said Allegation hee saith, That hee
well knoweth That in the yeares of our Lord 1655: 1656. and
1657 arlate, and in the moneths therein respectively concurring
and for some time before and since there was and is a
certaine Companie of Merchants called or knowne by the
name of the Brazile Companie, who were and are all of
them Subiects of the Crowne of Portugall and for and as
such commonly accompted, and who doe for the most part live
and reside in the City of Lisbone or other places nere
thereunto adjacent, and who were and are a Companie con=
=stituted and made by authority of the now king or late king
of Portugall to trade to and from the Brazeele for sugars
and other Merchandises, and the said Companie hath for
severall yeares past and especially in the yeares before particulaized
and the moneths therein respectively concurring and since
exercised used and driven and doe exercise use and drive
a great trade from Lisbone to Brazeel with Merchandises, and
from Brazeele to Lisbone and others the dominions of the
king of Portugall for sugars and other merchandises, and to
that purpose for all the time aforesaid the said Companie had
and hath their ffactors and Agents resident at the Bahia
ffernambuco and other parts in Brazeele. All which the
premisses hee knoweth, by reason that hee this deponent by the
space of five yeares Last past hath had and hold his settled
residence at and in the said Citie of Lisbone, and hath
in the quality of a master of a shipp performed in that
time severall voyages to and from Lisbone and Brazeele
aforesaid, and thereby is well assured of the trueth of this
his deposition in all the particulars thereof. And more saith
not to this Article./

To the second Article of the said Allegation hee saith, That