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To the Crosse Interrogatories.

Smith dt.

To the first he saith he comes to be a witnes and to testify the truth in
this cause att the Request of the sayd Emanuel de Croiz, and saith he never
had nor hath any share or part in the sayd shipp nor any part thereof
And otherwise saving his foregoeing depositions he cannot depose

To the second he saith he is a Roman Catholique.

To the third he saith that he this deponent came Captaine or Commander
of the sayd ship from Duinkerke. and otherwise negatively

To the fourth he saith he hath knowne the Interrate Emanuel de Croiz for
theis fifteene yeares last past or therabouts and he saith the sayd
Emanuel de Croys was in the possession of the sayd shipp before this
deponent became Commander of her and was commonly accounted and reputed
the sole Owner of her att Dunkirke whither she did belong, and he appoynted
this Rendent Commander of her/ and this deponent never heard of any
othr Owner thereof, and for theis reasons doth beleive that thesayd Emanuel
de Vroiz was and is the sole Owner of the same. And oterwise he cannot

To the fifth he saith that the Bill of sale annexed
to the sayd Interrogatories is the Colourable Bill of sale whereof he hath predeposed and is
subscribed by this Rendents hand and was colourably made and delivered by this Rendent
to the sayd James Taswell. And otherwise cannot depose

To the sixth he saith that upon about the 21th day of December
1652 the sayd James Taswell did deale and deliver unto him this
deponent a bond under his hand and seale to pay him this deponent the
summe of 300 li upon the 20th day of July then next ensueing, and
this deponent lately had the sayd bond in his possession, and the same is
now as he beleiveth in the hands of Mr ffrancklin one of the Proctors
of this Court, And further saith that the sayd bond was not made in consideration
of the sale of the sayd shipp, but to secure this deponent against the sayd
James Tasewell that he the sayd Tasewell should not take any advantage
against this deponent by vertue of the sayd colourable Bill of sale

To the seventh he saith and deposeth that the sayd shipp the Dorset, sometymes
called the 'Robert, and forerly the Saint Jacob of Dunkerke hath bene
ymployed for six monthes past and upwards in the service of this
Commonwealth against the enemyes thereof by vertue of a Commission
under the Conduct and Command of this deponent, And he saith that the
sayd James Taswell and one Thomas Powles did victuall the sayd shipp
during all the tyme she was in the sayd service, And saith that Emanuel
de Croys did not in all that tyme expend and ;ay out anything either
in victualls or mens wages; And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the eighth he saith that att the tyme of the Arrest made upon the sayd
shipp by Emanuel de Croys the sayd shipp ws in the possession of the
Governor of Cowes Castle. And saith that att that tyme there was aboard
her eleven barrells of stinking beere, one barrell of beefe, and about
800 of bread, all of the provisions of the sayd Taswell, but he saith there
was not aboard her eyther munition or victuall fitt for any voyage
att sea. And saith there was onely two men then aboard
her putt into her by the Governor of the sayd Castle.
And further otherwise
than negatively he cannot depose.