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To the 7 Interrogatory he saith that the seabreifes bills of lading and duXXX
papers now shewne this Rendent mentionned in this Interrogatory were aboard
the Saint John att the tyme of seizure aforesayd, and as for the CrXXXX
papers he knoweth not whether they were aboard or noe. nor can
positively sweare whether there were any other or more bills of lading
then aboard besides those and and the 12 others formerly mentioned
but beleiveth they may be all, or if any be lacking it is but one or
two. And saith he cannot depose whether any other papers were aboard,
one principall paper excepted which he saith was aboard and delivered
to the sayd Purser, together with the rest and conteyned therein
the severall parcells of the goods, with the markes thereof, the
names of the Owners, and fraight due for the same, for the lack
of which paper which should be his guide he cannot as he saith
positively sweare whether any of the bills of lading for the
merchants Cargazon of goods be necessary or not.. And further
he cannot depose.

Repeated before doctor Clarke
and doctor Godolphin



The Keepers against the Lewisa etcetera


Captaine Thomas Hare of Redriffe in the County
of Surrey Commander of the Ann Percy in the
service of this Commonwealth aged 32 yeares or
thereabouts a witnes sworne and examined deposeth
and saith as followeth. videlicet.

To the first article of the sayd allon he saith that the Commander of
all shipps in the services and pay of this Commonwealth are authorised
to seize the shipps and goods att sea of the States of the united
Netherland Provinces and their subiects for ?XXpair of
dammages susteyned by this Commonwealth from that Nation. and somuch
he saith was and is notorious as he beleiveth. And otherwise he
cannot depose.

To the 2. 3. and 4th articles of the sayd allegation he saith he cannot depose

To fifth article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that he well knoweth
the place or Island called holygolandt which is north north ?East ?of
the ?Texell and not farr from ?thence and was and is in the ?common
course betwixt Greenland and the Coasts of Holland, and XXXXX
of the common course from Greenland and the adiacent XXX to XXX
and the ports therof, which he saith he the better knoweth for that
he hath severall tymes for many yeares together ?seene and
observed the common and ordinary Course of the ffrench Greenland
Company or ffleet of shipps that use to fish for whales in the saydd sea?s
and such that they usually fish farr off of Greenland towards
a place called GreenXXX, and have from tyme to tyme made
and taken their Course home for france by the North of Ireland
which is XXX X the nearest and readyest Course, and XXXX XXX