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aboard the said Admirall, and (as hee said upon his second retourne) desired
an answer in writing thereunto, but that the said Admirall would not give him
any answer in writing, ?soe persisted in such his hindering them from going
in. The premisses hee deposeth for the reasons aforesaid, And saith
the same happened in or about January last was t?wo yeares.

To the nineth article hee saith that the said shipp Jonathan being
hindered and forcibly detained by the dutch from going into Bantam, was
necessitated to goe and did goe to and dispose the said goods (soe designed and which
were to have bin delivered at Bantam) at other places (for which they were
neither proper nor intended) at lower rates and to greate losse in respect
of what they would have produced at Bantam, to the greate preiudice and
damage of the said Imployers. ??yeelding ?a ?reason as aforesaid

To the tenth article hee saith and deposeth that the said hinderance and
prevention by the dutch of the Jonathan going in to Bantam, and (by
means thereof) her not delivering then the goods there to be delivered as
aforesaid, nor taking in other goods there which shee intended to have
done, and by her vending them upon that occasion elsewhere at lower
rates and losse as aforesaid, and other dammage and disappointment
arising from and by meanes of the said prohibition, the said producents
have suffered losse and dammage to the summe of six thousand pounds
sterling or thereabouts in his this deponents estimation. And further hee
deposeth not.

Repeated before doctor Godolphin



The 21th of ffebruary 1658

Lord Protector against the Hope.)


Peter Aylward of London Merchant, aged 40 yeeres or
thereabouts sworne and examined as aforesaid

To the first second and third Interrogatories hee saith and deposeth that in or about June
last was a twelve moneth Mr John Page one of the Merchants concerned in
this busines, having with his associates a designe in hand to send a shipp from
Amsterdam for the West Indies to trade for their account upon the coasts of
the Spaniards, and understanding that this deponent understood both the Spanish
and dutch tongues (besides English) and could speake them, and alsoe
understood the busines of traffique and commerce as a marchant treated and
agreed with this deponent to goe the said voyage for five pounds per
moneth wages and some libertie for some goods for his owne account, wherein hee
this deponent was to give assistance to John Lopes his precontest (who was alsoe then ?hXXX)
and being soe hired this deponent was sent hence in a dutch shipp called the
Mackerell bound for Amsterdam and concerned with him in the said shipp serges,
perpetuanas, hatts, and many other particulars of goods which were here provided by the
said Mr Page and Mr ffernandez, Mr Robles, Mr Jenkin and Mr Painter
Merchants of this citie, to be at Amsterdam put aboard such a shipp
as could be provided for that service and voyage. And comming to Amsterdam
the shipp the Hope interrogate was by order of their said Imployers and by
their partners at Amsterdam John Tilly and John Ch?anterwell bought
of danes (as hee tooke them to be) who said shee was sent from denmarke
expresslly to be sold at Amsterdam about which buying this deponent together
with the said John Lopez and Patrick Betts (who were alsoe come over from
England on the same designe) were employed, and saith shee cost foure
thousand foure hundred gilders or thereabouts. And saith that