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To the Crosse Interrogatories

To the .1. he saith he was produced as a witnes in this cause by the advise
and direction of Mr ffranklyn an Mr Suckly two of the Proctors of this
Court, and saith he hath aboard the sayd shipp for his owne accompt
and Risgo two packes and oe sack or bagg of peice goods of the
marke in the margent according to a bill of lading for the same


abiding in the Registry of this Court over and besides a valiza or
Cloakebagg with Cloathes and other necessaries; and saith he was a
Passenger aboard the Saint John but was not of the shipps Company, and beleiveth
the sayd shipps Company were all Easterlings the Cookes boy excepted who
was as he beleiveth borne in ffrance and otherwise negatively

To the 2d he saith he can write and read written hand and speakes and
understands High Dutch, Low dutch, and the Common tongue of Hamburgh

To the 3d he saith the Lading of the Saint John consists for the most part of
Brandewyne and peice goods, which are and were of the groweth, and
manufacture of ffrance, and were all Laden att Roane in ffrance
but for the Accompt of Hamburghers, and doth not beleive that any
french man or Dutchman subiects of the States of the United Provinces
or ffrench King had or hath any Interest or share therein, for that
before this Rendent came from Roane the Master of the Saint John did
seriously averr to this Rendent that all the sayd shipps Lading was for
the Reckoning and Riske of Hamburghers./ And otherwise
cannot depose.

To the .4. negatively for his owne part.

To the .5. he saith he first saw the sayd bills of lading and papers interrate in the River of Roane
and was present when they were delivered to the Purser of the sayd english
frigot and saith he did not read the same nor knoweth the name of
him to whom they were so delivered, but saith he knoweth they were
the bills of lading touching the merchants Cargazon of goods this Rendent
having one bill of lading for his owne goods amongst them, and being
told by the sayd Jochim Mesters that the same were the true bills for the
sayd merchants goods, and that the writing aforesayd under the
seale of Hamburgh was his seabreife. and further saith that the sayd
Jocheim Mesters master of the Saint John delivered the sayd bills of lading
papers and writings to the foresayd Purser of the frigott uppon the sayd
19 day of September last past aboard the shipp Saint John aforesayd in the day
tyme att sea off of Calis in the presence of this deponent, his Contest
Claes Vos and four or five of the Company of the frigot and in
particular the Leivetenant of the sayd frigott, and others whose names
att present he remembreth not. and further cannot depose.

To the 6. Interrogatorie he saith that the 12 bills of ladeing now shewne
him remaining in he Registry of this Court were aboard the Saint John
att the tyme of seizure. and this deponent saw the sayd Jochim Mesters
Master of the sayd shipp signe one of them videlicet the bill of lading
for this Rendents owne goods as aforesayd att Roane, and he verily
beleiveth that the other .11. are likewise firmed with the proper
handwriting of the sayd Jochim Mesters. And otherwise he saith
he cannot depose.