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is about 500 leagues, which is about 80 leagues out of the direct
way from zant to the Straights mouth and soe commonly accompted, And
that to saile from zant first to Leghorne and thence to the Straights
mouth is further by tenn leagues or thereabouts, than to saile from
Corsica to the Straights mouth, all which hee knoweth for the reasons
aforesaid, having often sailed in those parts.

To the ninenth article hee saith and deposeth that from Salina Roade
in Ciprus to saile to the Straights mouth by the way of Zant and
thence to Corsica is about 740 [seaven hundred and fourtie] leagues , which is about ninetie leagues
out of the direct course from Salina Roade to the Straights
mouth, [?yeeld]ing a reason of his knowledge aforesaid.

To the 16th article hee saith and deposeth that the way of steeving
cotton woolls is to lay a certaine number of baggs underneath and
as many on the topp of them, and then to steeve in betweene
them as many as the space or place betweene them are capable to receive
and otherwise to this article hee saith hee cannot depose, not
knowing of any such necessitie of steeving such a quantitie in a day
saving howbeit hee saith that if there be eight
baggs steeved in a day there may be 24 baggs received aboard that
day, which is usuall, especially the first day, and afterwards there
are usually six [XXXXX] baggs or more received aboard each day,
which hee knoweth having bin severall times at Cyprus at
the receiving Cottons aboard shipps, and seeing the lading and steeving
thereof: And saith that each day after the first there may
be soe many baggs received aboard to lay and steeve as may
amount one day with another to 16 17 or 18. baggs per diem. And
otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the seaventeenth hee saith that fourtie foure men working
20 houres or but 16 houres in 25 houres. for 12 dayes together,
may lay and steeve within that time 170 or at least 160 baggs,
and may receive within the said 12 dayes 50 baggs more (winde and
weather permitting) and may steeve them afterwards, And otherwise
hee cannot depose. saving that if there be roome in the shipp [XXX XXX GUTTER]

Upon the rest hee is not examined by direction of the producent.

baggs of cotton wooll and
400 sacks of galls, to steeve
38 baggs and yet have 3[?0] tonnes
of dead [?carriage] lost, there must be
roome [XXXXXX] to
take in 5[?9] baggs more
and steeve them afterwards
Ben Gunson [SIGNATURE, LH MARGIN] baggs

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith that hee cometh required by mr ffrance
ffowke to be a witnes in this cause, wherein hee hath noe interest
nor will it be any dammage or advantage to him which side [?soever]
prevailes or be overthrowne therein.

To the 2 hee saith hee hath bin at Cyprus steeving woolls twice
namely once in the Mercury and once in the [?Chase], which Mercury
was of the burthen of 330 tonnes or thereabouts, and the [?Chase] of
180 tonnes or thereabouts, and had 38 men, and the Mercury between
40 and 50, and the Mercury had 3 decks and the [?Chase] two, and
that hee was last there in the yeere 1654 in or about
July, and saith that Cyprus baggs are for the most part bigg[?er GUTTER]
than other baggs