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and singular the bills of lading papers and writings mentioned in the said article
and afterwards delivered them in this deponents presence to Captaine
Stokes at Tolon, and from that time hetherto the said papers and
writings have bin and are kept away by the said Captaine, albeit he
was requested by this deponent to redeliver them, And further deposeth
not saving as aforesaid.

To the 28th hee saith that forthwith after the said Captaine Stokes
had soe received the said shipp the Saint Mary and her said goods soe brought
from the West Indias into his possession, hee caused bulke to be broke[?n]
and all her said goods to be taken out and landed or otherwise disposed
of at his pleasure, without sending them on the shipp for England, and
still keeping the papers in his custodia, all of this deponents sight
and knowledge, And otherwise referring himselfe to the law and
rules and pr[XXXXX] of this Court hee cannot depose.

To the 29th hee saith that at the time of the said seizure soe made
by the said Captaine Story in the ffairfax all the said nine thousand
seaven hundred and twenty bull hides, three thousand fourtie nine
middle sized hides, eleaven hundred twenty eight Cow hides, (in
the whole thirteene thousand eight hundred ninetie seaven hides worth
as aforesaid) one thousand three hundred fourscore and foure charges of
cacoa (each charge of three score and fifteene pounds weight) two
thousand two hundred twenty five Manaco's of Tobacco
(weighing foure thousand three hundred and three score pounds
of tobacco) and seaven hundred three score and twelve peeces of
Brazill wood (weighing three score and nineteene kintalls and a
halfe) and eighteene kintalls and thirteene pounds of ginger
were and remained aboard the said two vess[X]lls the Saint Mary
and the Propatria, and came to the possession of the said Captaine
Story, and from him to the said Captaine Stoakes or of them both
all which hee knoweth seeing the same soe donne. And further deposeth not.

To the 30th hee saith the said producents were and are all foure
dutchmen dwellers and house keepers with their families in Amsterdam
and subiects of the said States of the united Netherlands, and for
such commonly accounted, and all drive a greate trade to and
from the Canaries, Cadiz and other parts and places beyond the seas, and
otherwise saving his deposition to the first article hee deposeth not.

To the 31th hee saith that hee hath knowne the arlate Cornelius Suskens
about nine yeeres last and saith hee is a dutchman borne at S'Hertegenbosch
in the dominion of the said States whose native subiect hee is, and liveth
at Teneriff only as a factor, where hee hath lived only three yeares
last or thereabouts and for that time hath bin the factor there of the
said {hlip van hulten and Company, which hee knoweth this deponent
for that space having lived with the said Philip van hulten, and sawe the
letters to and from him thereabouts, and for such as aforesaid that the
said Suyskens hath bin and is commonly accounted And
further deposeth not.

To the 32th hee saith that the arlate Peter Renierson hath bin knowne
unto him this examinate about five or six yeares last, and was and
is a dutchman borne (by Common repute) and a subiect of the said [?States]
and that hee lives in Spaine only as a factor and batchelour and
hath lived there about three yeares last during which space hee hath
bin the factor and correspondent of the said van hulten yeelding a
reason of his knowledge as aforesaid and for such hee was and is
commonly accounted. And further deposeth not.