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To the first article of the said Allegation and schedule therein mentioned hee saith That
hee this deponent in or about the moneth of July last past being at Paris in ffrance
about Merchandizing affaires, and there frequently conversant with the arlate
Christian Bolden a Merchant of Hamburgh, hee this deponent saw the said Christian
Bolden buy severall goods wares and Merchandizes of ffrance as gloves belts hatbands
stuffes ribbons and other goods, which the said Bolden caused to be packed up in


two bailes markked with the marke in the margent, and in one sack upon which
this deponent then saw no marke, which goods this deponent saw ladn and putt upon a
Cart to be transported from Paris to Roane, and there as this deponent was then
informed by the said Claus (sic) Christian Bolden to be laden and putt on board the shipp the
Saint John of Hamburgh (Joachim Meesters Commannder) then lying at Roane, and
to be transported in the said shipp from thence to Hamburgh for the accompt and adventure
of the said Christian Bolden, And further saith That in or about the moneth of
August last past this deponent having done his affarires at Paris returned from
thence to Roane, where hee saw the said Christian Bolden cause to be laden aboard the
said shipp a Trunke with wearing apparrell and linnen and some ribbons,
[?Cypres], paper, scissors and other Commodities which this deponent doeth not particularly
remember nor the worth thereof, and saith the said Bolden then also caused to be
laden aboard the said shipp one portmantle (but what goods there were in the same
thsi deponent knoweth not) and a quantity of white and blew printed Statin in two
pieces, and two flower potts wrought in silke embroydery; The said goods being so
laden to be transported in the said shipp from thence to Hamburgh and there to
be received by the said Christian Bolden for his owne accompt, And saith the
said Christian Bolden was and is commonly accompted the true lawfull and sole
Owner and Proprietor of the said two bailes and sack, and of the said Turnke
and portmantle and the goods therein respectively contained, and also of the said
Statin and peices of embroydery. And otherwise saving his subsequent depositions
hee saith hee cannot depose:/

To the second article and schedule or bill or lading exhibited and showne to this
deponent at the time of his examination hee saith and deposeth, That about the later
end of August last past the said Christian Bolden at Roane aforesaid shewed
unto this deponent three bills of lading all of one tenour filled up but not firmed, which hee then
declared to this deponent that hee intended to have firmed by the said Joachim Meesters
for his said two bales and the sack of goods predeposed, and this deponent firmely
beleeveth that the said Meesters did accordingly signe the said thee bills of
lading at Roane, and that the bill now showne unto him was and is one of the
said three originall bills of lading signed by the said Meesters and found aboard
the said shipp at the time of her seizure, and that the Contents thereof were
and are true and reall as hee stedfastly beleeveth, being well acquainted with
the handwriting of the said Meesters wherewith the said bill is firmed
And otherwise cannot depose./

(To the 3

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See Deposition of Joachim Meesters of Hamborough Mariner Master of the said shipp the Saint John aged 34 yeares, dated December 21st 1653[1]
  1. HCA 13/68 f.381v