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wheate but in her course comeing off the English Coast betwixt Alfernesse
and Yarmouth shee was mett withall by a Scotts man of warr and by him
seized on or about the 30th of Aprill last, upon which seisure the said Skipper of
the said Boyer and three others of his Company were taken out of her into the said
Man of Warr and carryed away in her which hee knoweth because hee was abord
the said Boyer and one of the Company thereof and sawe the premisses so done
But about 5 dayes after the said seisure and before the said Man of Warr
had brought the said Boyer and lading into any Port or Harbour, the said
Boyer and lading of wheate were mett with and taken or rescued by the
Assistance ffrygott comanded by Captaine Bourne in the imediate service of the Comonwealth
of England and brought into Leith in Scotland which hee knoweth being aboard
the said Boyer when shee was so rescued and brought thither and otherwise
hee cannot depose./

To the fifth article hee saith and deposeth that the said Boyer the Dove so laden
with Corne bound for London and seised by the Scotts Man of Warr, And the
vessell or boyer aforesaid laden with wheate and rescued by the
Assistance frigot and brought into the Leith [?in] Scotland were the sayd Boyer
and Corne and not diverse yeilding a reason of his knowledge as aforesaid and
otherwise hee cannot depose

To the 6th hee saith that the said Lucas Jacobs was and is an Inhabitant of the
Citty of London and a subiect of this Comon Wealth and so comonly accompted
and otherwise hee cannot depose./

To the last hee saith that his foregoeing deposition was and is true/.

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee referreth himself to his foregoeing deposition and otherwise
answereth negatively.

To the 2. 3. 4. 5. and 6th hee referreth himself to his foregoeing deposition and otherwise
cannot answere saveing that the said frigott the Assistance rescued the said Boyer
and ladeing off Montresse on the Coast of Scotland as the Company of the said Scottsman
was carrying her along for Aberdene, her Master and Company being dispossessed and
dispoiled of the possession and Comand of her, And only this deponent and his Contest
[XXXX Pape] and a boy of her Company left in her, and six of the Scotsmans
Company being aboard her when she was rescued so that the said Boyer and ladeing
of wheate had bin lost to the Owners if the said rescue X] told the said Skipper before here carryed him out of his said
Boyer that he should have the same againe and his freight, but the ladeing
should be made prize because it was bound for London./

To the 7th he saith that it was about 9 of the Clocke in the morneing of the
said 30th of Aprill that the said Scottsman tooke them , and about 6. in the
morning of the 5th of May last that the Assistance rescued them/

To the 8. 9. and 10th he answereth negatively, saveing as aforesaid./

To the 11 and 12th he cannot depose saveing as aforesaid./

To the 13th he saith that hee was not a wittnes to the bill of sale interrogated, And further
saith that as hee hath heard the said Boyer was built about 20 yeeres since
att Sardam in Holland by or for Peter Johnson Catt of Hamborowe And that
the interrogated Abraham Stockman and Company have since bought the same./

Repeated before doctor Clark