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Engine was sett to worke and went about to wynne her wager, he amongst a great many
others went to be a spectator therof and stood at Saint Olaves stayres where
there is a post sett up for where the sayd boate was to come with her
load, which post is above fourtye yards Eastward belowe the bridge, which this
deponent hath seene measured, and that the sterne of the sayd boate or engine was
right against the sayd post and her head was alll her length beyond it videlicet about thirtye
fotte belowe that post, and then and nnot before she discharged er selfe of
all the gravell which laye in one of her partitions
and after she had sischarged that part of her ladinge belowe
bridge as aforesayd, he with many others run about to fferryes wharfe aforesayd to see
her discharge the rest of her ladinge, which she did as before he hath deposed And
afterwards this deponent for his better remembrance tooke a note in his Almanacke what day the

To the third he sayeth. That the gravell which the sayd boate or engine caryed
and placed and stowed in two partitions and one part therof which laye next
her sterne, she first discharged her selfe of above fourtye yards belowe
the sayd bridge, without th ehelpe of any livinge creature but whether that part of gravell first discharged was two
thirds of the gravell in her he knoweth not, which she soe performed (aswell as this
deponent can relate) by this meanes videlicet, when the water was about an houre ebb
a great pynn or peece of wood which stayd her wheeles
from workinge was plucktt out, and then those wheeles went to worke
and there were some basketts and a hogshead fastened to her which drove downe
with the tyde, and directed her to come through the right locke of the sayd bridge
videlicet the second locke from the Beare taverne at Bridge foote, and when she
was gonne downe through Bridge lower then the place appointed, then by
an Engine or Jacke, a hatchett which was in the sayd engine by a devise chopte the
rope in peeces whereunto the basketts and hogsheads aforesayd were fastened
and then they were loose and drove away with the tyde and imediately theruppon a trapp dore
in the bottome of the sayd boate opemed and lett fall and discharged out of her
into the Thames one parte of the gravell in her, and after that part of the sayd gravell
was discharged and the basketts and hogsheads were loose and drove away from her as aforesayd
then the sayd boate with the helpe of another engine which laye at anchor above the bridge
was [?screwed] or wonded up agayne to the palce where she tooke in the sayd
gravell, and when she was returned up thither, there were two poles which stood
up righte in the Engine which drove up the sayd boate, and another pole laye crosse
on those two poles, and there was a Jacke or staffe which stood up righte in the sayd
boate which pynned the other Dore of the other partition wherin the ret of the
sayd gravell laye and when the sayd boate by the sayd engine