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of the said ship the Saint Jacob did not withstanding
the said Custome upon the 18th day of ffebruary arlate
ut retolit very carelesslye and negligentlye hee runne
theire said shippe ashore as is arlate and by meanes
thereof haled or runne her upon a hole where lighter
men have used to take up ballast, upon the side of which hole
shee laie with her head fast a drie ground
and her sterne hanging upon the Chaine there, one side
of her bilge lying at the least 6. foot in the water
by reason whereof hee saith the said shippe was much strained
and her seames muc opened. And saith that thereby
and by noe other meanes whatsoever the said shippe
did susteyne the hurt and damage which is pretended
to bee done unto her by the Anchor of the said ship the Philippe
after her comeing from Cuckolds point thither. The
premisses hee deposeth hee this deponent being present
and seeing the said shipp lye as aforesaid upon
the said Hole and cleare of and from the Anchor
of the said ship the Phillip. Et alr nescit deponere

Ad 11um deponit that in case the said ship the Saint
Jacob had at the tyme arlate susteyned and damage
or hurt by running upon or touching of the Anchor
of the Phillip arlate hee saith the same might and would
easily have bin discerned and discovered either by
some impression in the body or some parte of the said ship the Saint
Jacob or it might and would have appeared by some Rubbing
removeing or Chafeing of the said Anchor or stocke, or at
least this deponent saith bu some impression thereof in
the ground where the said Anchor laie, none of all which
as hee saith, did or could bee any waies seee or perceived
to him this deponent nor unto his precontests
James Merrit James Symes and others who were by the
producent Mr Hussey desired to veiwe the said shippe Saint Jacob and
Anchor belonging to the Phillip. att which tyme the said
shippe the Saint Jacob did lye cleare of and from the said
shippe the Phillip by the distance of about two feet
and neerer then soe much hee saith the said Saint Jacob could
not possibly come in regard that shee was runne a ground
and there satt fast at her first comeing thither. Et ulterius
deponit that hee this deponent together with his contest William
Chewter after the said shipps running aground at Dickshore
as aforesaid and before the water was fallen quite from her
did seeke for the said Anchor with an oare belonging to the said