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Upon the Allegation on the behalf of the said Peterson,
Examined deposeth as followeth.

On the behalf of the}
said Peterson etcetera}

To the 3d article of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that hee being
att the Custome house upon the 8th of January last past, the producent [?Christopher]
Peterson came to this deponent and desired him to goe to the arlate Mr Roger kilvert
and to tell him that hee the said producent would not enter any of the said Goods
short, and to desire leave of the said Mr kilvert that hee should enter all or else hee would not enter Att
whose request this deponent saith hee went to the said kilvert, and related the producents
said desires; unto whom the said kilvert made this reply, that hee the said producent
should not enter all, or make a full entrie of the said goods, or words to that effect
And further hee cannot depose

To the fourth article of the said allegation he saith and deposeth that hee this
deponent upon the 9th day of January last past was on board the said
shipp the Speranza, arlate from 9 of the Clocke till 12 att noone or nere
thereupon, att which time the River of Thames was so full of Ice, that the said
producent (being then aboard) was necessitated (to preserve the said shipp and
Goods) to stay on board, and did stay on board, to hale the said shipp ashore
to prevent the Cutting of her cables which might have indangered the said
shipp, And hee saith that [?doe] what he the producent could the said shipp was
not fastned on shoare, att 12 of the clocke when hee this deponent left her
And further he cannot depose, saveing that after 12 of the clocke the Custom[?e]
house is usually shutt upp, and noe Entrie to bee made of Goods or Merchandizes
as is well knowne to Merchants and others who have any thing therein to doe,

[IN LH MARGIN] To the 5th article of the said
allegation he saith and deposeth
that upon the ninth day of
January last past and ymediately
after the returne of the said ship the
Speranza into the River of Thames
from the voyage in question
and before any of her then ladeing
brought in her to this port was
taken out of her[?e] the said
ship was viewed ad
measured by fower dutch
Skippers experienced in
shipping and the vacant Roome
then in her and in which noe
goods were stowed was found
to bee of soe Large apportion
as that if it had bin filled
a hundred Ninety and two
pipes of Canary wines
more than there was then abord
might well and very easily [XX]
have bin stowed therein All
which hee knoweth to e true
because hee this deponent was
with others present when the
sayd shipp was soe [?veiwed] and
measured and sawe the same done
and [XXXX] the said skippers give their
measurements thereupon accprdingly
And further hee cannot depose.
John Leemkuell/ [SIGNATURE, LH MARGIN]

To the 7th article of the said Allegation he saith and deposeth that he this deponent
and other Mercahnts have ordinarily all[?ocated] and [?received] for leakage some[?times]
twelve pipes, tenn, eight, and sometimes sixe pipes [?in ?the] hundred
And further hee saith hee cannot depose./

To the rest hee [?is] not Examined by the direction of the producent.//.

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first he saith he very well knoweth the danger of an oath And that
hee cometh to depose in this cause att the request of the producent, And in case
the producent, by this suit, recover his money due, hee saith he is appointed
to remitt the same to his owners beyond seas, and is to receave for the same the
ordinary and accustomed provision, And further hee answareth negatively

To the 2d hee saith hee hath not so deposed/

To the 3 hee he (sic) cannot answare

To the 4th he saith he is a Merchant, and cann both writ and read otherwise negatively

To the 5th hee cannot depose

To the 6th Interrogatorie he saith that he hath heard the producent say that buy the
procurement of the said kilvert, there were [?someof] the Trinity house men aboard
the Speranza to view her, And hee was by and present when the said producent said
unto the said kilvert that they did ot view the said shipp by his the
said producents procurement but by the order of the said kilvert [?who] also then avowed
the contrary. And otherwise knoweth not

To the 7th hee saith that the producent tould his deponent that the Trinitie house men
said that the said shipp wanted in her freight 130 pipes att her returne the
voyage in question, and otherwise cannot depose, and answareth negatively./