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To the Interrogatories:

To the first 2. and 3 hee saith hee hath bin master of his said shipp the Hope about
8 yeeres last, which hee soe longe since bought at Lubeck of one John
[?DourlaX] for accompt of this deponents owners, who are still owners of her
and were and are Hamburgers there living and there borne and subiects of that
state, and were and are by name Adrian Yonker owner of a halfe part,
Michaell Hensh of a quarter part, Derrick de Dobblaer of an eighth
and this deponents father Joachim Miertins of a sixteenth and this deponent
of a sixteenth part, and this deponent came first aboard her at Lubeck the
time aforesaid, this deponent on behalfe of his said owners paid 15200
markes Lubecke for the said shipp, and had a bill of sale thereof which is
at Hamburgh. And otherwise hee referreth himselfe to his foregoing deposition.

To the fourth hee referreth himselfe to his foregoing deposition and otherwise
cannot depose, saving this deponents said shipp hath never bin in holland
since hee had her as aforesaid.

To the 5 hee saith hee is in ballast and hath noe lading aboard.

To the 6 hee saith hee was borne at hamborough and that his shipp
being freed will be profitable unto him for that then hee may persue
his voyage, and that otherwise hee referreth himselfe to his foregoing deposition.

To the 7th hee answereth negatively.

To the 8 and 9 negatively for his part and shipp, and otherwise cannot answer
saving as aforesaid.

To the 10th negatively for his shipp and otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 11th hee saith hee had his seabriefe and certificate and some letters aboard
which were seized and since brought into this Court, And otherwise negatively
for his part.

To the 12 hee cannot depose

To the 13th hee came into the Elve fron his last voyage the 20th of July last
and otherwise hee cannot answer saving his foregoing deposition whereunto hee
referreth himselfe.

To the 14 hee cannot depose.

To the 15 hee referreth himselfe to his foregoing deposition [?for] his shipp and otherwise
cannot answer.

To the last hee was constituted master by his said owners, And
otherwise gee referreth himselfe to his foregoing deposition.

Simrick [?Martens] [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

Repeated in Court before the three Judges.


The [BLANK IN MANUSCRIPT] day of November 1653.

Examined upon the sayd allegation.


John detrye of Hamburgh Mariner master of
the sayd shipp the Mercury aged two and thirty yeares
a witnes sworne and examined deposeth and saith as followeth

To the first article of the sayd allegation This deponent saith that upon the 27th day
of September 1653 last past the shipps arlate hereafter named sett sayle
together in one fleet out of the Elve without any Convoy or men of warr with them upon a merchandizing voyage some
for ffrance for wines that is to say the Mercury this deponent master, the
Hope, Hendrick Martin Master The fortune Bernard Verdunck Master the Carpefanger
Barent Jacobson Carpfanger Master The Prophet Elias Simon Cornelison Prophet Master
The King David Jacob Young Master The Saint Mathias Claus Billet Master The Brewer
Claus Van [?Baton] Master The King David Witte Witteson Master the Saint Anthony Zachary
[?Milde] Master the fflora Boy Peters Master the fortune of Hamburgh [?Hans] Claeson
Master The Hope John Peterson Master The Fortune of Lubeck Jochim dunke Master
the fortune of Stralsun one Gallantine Master the Hope of Lubeck Hendrick
[?Cove] Master the Gideon Gerde ffalcus Maser and saith that being in their Course
for france in the North Sea the Hope of dantzisck Martin [?Miner] Master the [?Salvator]
of Lubeck Hendrick [?Dunner] Master The Starr of Embden Peter Eppen Master mett and
ioyned with the sayd ffleet on or about the 1 of October being Saturday And otherwise
cannot depose,