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Santa Cruse turned out of her, another went master, another boatswaine
another boatswaines mate and the rest common men, and
saith there was a Spaniard called John (what els hee knoweth
not) who came from Amsterdam in the said shipp as marchant of her, but
at Santa Cruse hired the said Spaniards and thense went
for Santa Domingo and from Santa Cruse hee went Captaine of the said
shipp, which hee knoweth, seeing them soe depart and taking notice
of all the premisses, and for Spaniards and subiects of the king of
Spaine, both the said hired men and the said person that soe came
merchant from Amsterdam were commonly accounted and reputed.
And further hee cannot depose.

To the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seaventh and eighth hee cannot depose
saving his foregoeing deposition and what followes, for hee went not in the
said shipp further than to Santa Cruse.

To the nineth hee saith the said shipp went first from Amsterdam the said
voyage and carried a cargo of goods in her thence, and the saud John
the Spaniard looked after the lading and stowage thereof and came
daily aboard to looke thereto, and allthough other names were used yet
hee beleeveth most part of the said lading belonged to the said John the
said Spaniard, because hee went merchant thereof and had the disposall
of the same comitted unto him, and provided Seamen at Santa
Cruse as aforesaid, and this deponent at the Canaries heard him
say that part of the said lading belonged to him, and hee alone
at the shipps departing from Santa Cruse appeared Captaine and
Commander of her, but from Amsterdam to Santa Cruse the
said John van lynen had the command of [?her], [XX] which passage
comming on the coast of Portugall, and two English frigots being
espied, the said John the Spaniard through feare went and hidd
himselfe in the cabbin of this deponent, stiersman of the said
shipp, All which hee knoweth seeing the same soe donne, And
further cannot depose.

To the tenth hee saith there was and is warr betwixt England
and Spaine, and otherwise referreth himselfe to the law./.

Upon the allegation of the 13th of this instant. [INDENTED TO RH SIDE]

To the first hee saith there were carried in the said shipp the said
voyage from Amsterdam a hundred barrells of tarr, about tenn
tonnes of ironm, the materialls and rigging of and for a
shallop of about 48 or 50 foote in the keele with masts, sailes,
and all appurtenances, ready to be put together and set up in the
West Indias, whereunto shee was designed, and saith the same was
still in and aboard her when the said shipp Saint Mary soe
set saile and departed from Santa Cruse as aforesaid towards Santa
Domingo, and otherwise hee cannot depose, not being at Samta
Domingo in her.

To the second hee saith that the said John the Spaniard that soe [XXXX GUTTER]
Captaine of the said vessell, laded aboard her at Santa Cruse
thirtie pipes of Canariewines, this deponents eeing the lading
and helping to take the same, And otherwise hee cannot depose
not going to Santa Domingo in the said vessell.

To thye third and fowrth hee cannot depose for hee went not the
said voyage to Santa Domingo nor was ever at that place.

To the fifth hee beleeveth that none but Spaniards may trade at
Santa Domingo, and that Spanish commanders [XXXXXX]} with any