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To the third and fourth articles of the said Allegation hee saith and deposeth That
at such tymw as the said ship the Arke of Noah was surprized and taken bu the
Harry which was upon or about the 28th day of July last the said Andrew Hayer together
with the Skipper of the said ship came aboard the Harry and in the Captaine's cabbin of
the said shipp (they still supposing her to bee a man of warre belonging to
the Scotts King) did voluntarily and of theire owne accord acknowledge and confesse
the said shipp with the said Horses to bee bound for Scotland for the King of Scotts uses wherefore
the said Hayer did in his danishe Tongue desire the said Thomas Awres in this
deponents presence and [XXXX]ing and the hearing of his precontests to convoy the said
shippe to dundee or Aberdeene for which doeing hee then said hee would give him a
hundred dollars. or soe in effect. And saith That at the said tyme of the seizure of
the said ship shee was in direct course for Scotland and quite out of her way
for Holsten. which hee knoweth because that the winde at that tyme was att south
and by East which is well knowne unto all that knowe those parts to bee quite contrary
to carry a ship from Berghen or any place thereabouts to Holsten. but on the contrary hee
saith it was a afaire winde from thence for Scotland. And further hee cannot depose
saveing that when the said shipp was soe seized this deponent was a Quarter master of an (sic) abor[?d]
the said ship the Harry.

To the 5. and 6th Articles of the said Allegation hee saith and deposeth That
after such tyme as the said ship the Arke of Noah was seized and surprized by the
Harry the said producent Thomas Awre in this deponents presence and heareing did aske
the said H[?ayer] the said s[?h]ipper where theire papers cocquets or charter parti[?a]
for their said loading were unto whom the said Hayer replyed That hee had none
and that hee had made two severall voyages to Scotland from Berghen this very [?Somer] besides this in which hee
was not taken in both which hee affirmed that hee carryed horses from thence for the
Use of the Scotts King. And that hee in neithar of those voyages had any paper
or writing abord with him concerneing the same. or to the very same effect And
further hee cannot depose.

To the seaventh hee cannot depose save only that hee saith that the master and company
belonging to the Arke of Noah as hee beleeveth were all danishe men.

To the lasty hee saith that what hee hath predeposed is true.

To the Crosse Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatorie hee saith that hee this Examinate did goe out upon his present
designe in and with the ship the Harry upon the Termes of Noe Purchase noe pay And saith
that in regard hee hops to have his Shares (as a Quarter master) of the said shippe
the Arke of Noah and horses abord hee had therefore [?does] and will doe his uttmost endeavor
by all lawfull meanes to get her condemned as prize. And further
hee cannot depose.

To the second Interrogatorie hee saith that hee canne a little speake both the ffrench and
the Spanish tongues and doeth inderstand some words of the danishe Language
And saith hee cometh at the instance of Captaine Thomas Awres the producent to testifie
in this cause. And otherwise hee answereth negatively to the rest of the said Interrogatorie
save only That the interrogated Mr. Southwood (being a part owner of the said
ship the Harry) doeth for what concernes himselfe very much labour to get this ship
the Arke of Noah and goods condemned for prize. but what share he is to have
thereof hee for his part knoweth of.

To the third Interrogatorie hee saith that hee doth not knowe of any goods or cloths which
were taken out of the said ship the Arke of Noah save the tyme of the very first
seisure thereof untill the present tyme. And further hee cannot depose
saveing his foregeoing deposition to which hee referreth himselfe.

To the fowerth Interrogatorie hee saith that the severall and respective words by hi predeposed to
bee said and spoken by the said Hayer and [?S?hipper] of the said ship the Arke of Noah
were soe said and spoken at such tyme and in such place as aforesaid in the
danishe tongue, many words whereof this deponent could and did well understand
and further saving his foregoeing deposition he saith hee cannot depose.

To the last hee sith hee hath not soe deposed

Repeated before doctor Exton

Thomas hall [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]