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and departed thense with her about the twenty sixth of the sayd Moneth and
went with her from thense to a Port called Vado distant from Genoa about
tenn leagues. this hee knoweth being
Masters Mate of her and aboard then. And further to this article hee cannot

To the 2: 3 and 4th articles of the sayd allegation hee saith that within the
tyme arlate and in the moneth of June 1657 there were certayne Butts
of Oyle (but the number of them or how many tunnes of oyle they conteyned
hee knoweth not) laden aboard the sayd shipp at Vado aforesayd by the
Agent of the arlate david Bonnell to bee thense transported for
London for the sayd Bonnells Accompt and there delivered to the sayd Bonnell or his Agents this hee the
better knoweth for hee helped to lade and stowe the sayd oyles And saith
that hee knoweth not what agreement was made with the sayd
david younge, by the sayd Bonnells Agent for the freight of the sayd
oyles being not present when the Contract was made nor having seene
the bills of ladeing for them but well knoweth that three pounds five
shillings a tonne and more is usually paid for the freight
of bringing a tonne of oyle from Genoa or Vado or any of those adiacent
places to London And saith that the sayd Oyles being laden the sayd
shipp departed with them and other goods laden aboard her, from Vado in
the sayd Moneth of June and safely arrived therewith at the Port of
London in or about the moneth of August last and there delivered the sayd
Oyle soe laden for Accompt of the sayd Bonnell unto the sayd Bonnell
or his Agents who disposed thereof (as hee beleeveth) according to
his or their will and pleasure, this hee deposeth being Masters Mate as afore=
sayd and helpeing alsoe to unlade the sayd oyles And further to those
articles hee cannot depose./

To the 5th and 6th articles hee saith that hee this deponent helpeing both to stow
and to unlade the sayd oyles as aforesayd knoweth that whatever leakage
happened to the sayd oyles did not happen to the same through any neglect
of the master and company of the sayd shipp for the same weer well
and carefully stowed and were surveyed at debtford by skillfull and able seamen before their unladeing
and found to bee well and sufficiently stowed and bedded and
Coyned according to the Custome of the sea and not to have any heavie
or chargeable goods stowed about them whereby to doe them any wrong
with weight, And saith that what oyle is wanting out of the sayd
Casks leaked out through the insufficiencie of the sayd Casks they
being as it appeared made of greene wood and by that meanes
shrunke which occasioned the leakage for this deponent well knoweth
and did observe at the tyme of the unladeing the same [XXXes] at London
that there was not a hoope broken or pulled off any of the sayd caskes
soe that the leakinesse of them must needes and did (as hee beleeveth)
proceede and happen only by the shrinkeing of the casks by reason of the greenesse
of the wood they were made of and by reason of divers knotts which hee
observed to bee in the staves of them And further to this article hee cannot

To the 7th hee saith that upon the arrivall of the sayd shipp with the sayd
oyles at London there came a Cooper being as
hee beleeveth the arlate Collins, who did view the sayd Caske wherein
the sayd oyles were, being sent as hee sayd by the sayd Bonnell to that
effect to looke in what condition the casks were and to helpe what defects hee
could in them And hee saith that the sayd Cooper upon view of them did