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To the 10th hee saith hee had his seabriefe of Rotterdam, bills of lading
and letters for the said goods and a passeport for the same, and some o[XXX] papers
and [?writings] of his owne aboard the said shipp when shee was taken,
which letters and passeport hee gave to the said Captaine Ledg[?ent], and
in the said letters the bills of lading; and [?for other] writings hee saith hee had none,

To the 11th hee saith that hee this examinate being upon the meeting
with Captaine Ledgent, fetcht in a boate aboard him, and by him the said
Captaine demanded what goods hee had aboard, hee this deponent told
him all [XXXXX] both what hee had as afore for his shipps provision
of powder match bullet and shott and alsoe the said merchants 100 barrells and other goods,
and therewith all delivered the said letters into his hands, and never made
any deniall of the said 100 barrells or any other of his lading.

To the 12th hee saith that the said 100 barrells of powder were not under
the ballast, but there were some deale boards laid over them and fire
wood laid upon the deale boards, the better to keepe them from the
mis[XXXX] and casualti{?a] of fire and candle, and saith the barrells of
shott interrogated were not covered with deale boards.

Repeated before doctor Clerke.



The same day.

Examined upon the fore said allegation.

Rp. 2.

Gabriel van Campen of Rotterdam in holland Gunner of
the said shipp the Rat van Aventura, aged 31 yeares or
thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first article of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that the producents
Abraham Pau[X]son and company all dutchmen were and are owners of the
said shipp the Rat van Aventura and soe commonly reputed, which they caused
this summer to be built at Rotterdam And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the second hee saith that this deponent and the rest of the said shipps
company were hired to serve in her by the moneth, and that in holland it is
the manner or custome for the company to be acquainted with the designe of the
voyage, but hee was informed when hee was hired to goe gunner of her
that shee was going out on a merchant voyage and that shee was to goe
to Bourdeaux to fetch her merchant aboard, and saith that before her
proceeding in the said voyage there were an hundred barrells of powder
and two casks of other goods laden aboard for the merchants
accompt and noe other marchandizes, this deponent helping to stowe the
said goods soe laden, And otherwise hee cannot depose, saving the said
goods were soe laden aboard about tenn dayes before the shipps departure
from Rotterdam, which was about the 11th of August last newe stil[?a]
And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the third hee saith that about tenn dayes after her said departure, the
said shipp being in her course for Bourdeaux was met with and taken
by one of the Parliaments frigats named the Ni[?calamus]
and after carried into Plimouth, which hee knoweth being aboard her when shee
was [?to] taken and being carried into Plimouth in the said frigot in her company
and saith his precontest the skipper and company suffered their said shipp
to be freely visited by such of the men of warr[?a]s company as came aboard
her, and made noe resistance nor deniall of her lading, which was
stowed publiquely in the said shipp, And otherwise hee cannot depose
saving the said shipp had tenn gunns and thirteene [XXXXs] aboard her
at the time of the said seizure.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith the said Jacobson hath bin master of
the said shipp ever since shee was built and that this is her first voyage,
and that her said owners caused her to be built, and further hee cannot
answer saving as aforesaid.

To the second hee saith that all the said owners are accompted dutchmen
and dwellers in holland.