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deponent did accept of the sayd meane freight in consideration that they
the sayd ffraighters should lade none but free goods in respect of this
Commonwealth, And the sayd ffraighters did att the tyme of
making the sayd Agreement promise that they would not lade any goods
aboard for accompt of any by Hamburghers onely, and att the lading
of the sayd goods now in question did declare that they were all free
goods and belonging to merchants of Hamburgh and that the others
had any part or share therein. And the sayd dirick dobler in discourse
with this deponent touching the premisses did assure this deponent
with much asseveration that the sayd goods were all free and for
Hamburgh and merchants there living onely or to that purpose but that
he should declare to this deponent that his father gave him charge
to the effect arlate this deponent remembreth not. And otherwise
he cannot depose.

To the 4th article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that the goods now in question
were brought on board under e severall markes whereupon this deponent
questioning the sayd ffraighters touching the sayd markes, they did expressly
declare that the same were all for the accompt of Hamburgh merchants
and that this deponent was to signe severall bills of lading for the
sayd respective 4 parcells all for Hamburgh and this deponent did
accordingly signed bills of lading for the same that is to say three
bills of lading for each sayd severall parcell all of the same tenor
of the four bills of lading which were on board the sayd shipp
and (sic) the tyme of seizure and the same were and are reall and
true and were signed by this deponents owne hand before the sayd
shipp came from Nantes without any fraud or covin, And this deponent
did not signe any other bills of lading of any other kind. And
otherwise he cannot depose

To the 5th article he saith that the arlate John Jacobson Carpfanger
Abraham Vanderweeden and John deekins are by repute all
merchants of Hamburgh that use a trade to ffrance And the sayd
widdow Wessells that deales much as aforesayd for Hamburghers
did by her partner or Assistant Gerard Peters aforesayd lade some
quantityes of goods aboard the sayd shipp now in question for accompt
of [?XXX] the sayd Carpfanger weedon and deekins, but whether they
had any effects in the hands of the sayd Wessells and Peter this
deponent knoweth not. And otherwise he cannot depose.

To the last he saith his deposition is true.

To the Crosse Interrogatories

Row dt

To the .1. he saith the sayd shipp Justice was never att Hamburgh so
far as this deponent knoweth. And that he this Rendent doth not know the
persons of dirrick dobler the father John Jacobson Carpfanger, the
sayd Vander Weeden, deekins nor any of them,. And further saving
as aforesayd otherwise then negatively he cannot depose.

To the 2d he saith the sayd shipp is of the burthen of fifty lasts or
thereabouts. and that there is .46 lasts of goods aboard for the
acoompt of the sayd merchants all which are mentioned in the sayd
bills of lading. And saith there is moreover aboard the sayd