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To the first Interrogatory hee saith that the said shipp the Pellican was
taken in the harbour of Trinitie in Newfoundland on the eleaventh of
July last olde style, by Captaine Johnson in the shipp the James
at which time Captaine Goodson was in sight with the shipp the
hopefull Luke in the said harbour, and saith that at the time of the
said seizure there was salt and victualls aboard the said shipp, together
with halfe a dozen muskets, some powder match and bullet, and noe
merchandizes or moneys or other goods saving about a dozen and half
of Jersey stockings, and that there were lying ashore to be dried
about 24 or 25 thousand fish, and there were alsoe ashore six
hogsheads of oile, which fish and oile were fished and taken for
accompt of Malthurin Le Monté, John Vouteur, and Edward
[?Notier] merchants of Jersey and owners of the said vessell ammunition
and provisions, and the said fish and oile after the said seizure were
againe put aboard the said shipp and brought away by the said
Captaine Johnson and Captaine Godson, and saith the said
vessell went last out on the said voyage from Saint Malo's in March last, but this deponent
and some of his company were hired at Jersey, and saith the said shipp
was to have retourned from Newfound land to Bilba and there to
have discharged her ffish and oile and to have taken aboard such
lading as the said merchants should give order for and retourne
therewith to Saint Malo's or Jersey as the said merchants should
order and there to end the voyage.


Ad 3 et 4 deponit that hee had the Charter partie annexed aboard
the said shipp at the time of the said seizure and a cocquet from
Saint Malo's and noe other papers or writings whatsoever, nor were
there any cast over board, concealed or otherwise disposed of.
and saith the said Charter partie was and is the originall Charter
partie for the said voyage, and the same and the said cocquet were
taken by the said Captaine Johnson into his custody.



William Peeters [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


Eadam die.

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Saint Malo.}

Rowe dt.

William Vibert of Jersey marriner master of
the said shipp the Esperance, aged 33 yeares or
thereabouts sworne before the right Worshippfull William
Clerke doctor of lawes one of the Judges of
the high Court of the Admiraltie and examined
upon Interrogatories