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plaintiff againt John Brewer defendant, upon the triall whereof
the foresaid Statute being produced to the Judge and Jury upon
the question whether the Tonne of oile should containe
236 or 252 gallons, the Judge and Jury found that it ought
to containe 252 gallons, and the Jury gave their verdict [?XXX]
and not otherwise, and otherwise hee cannot depose, saving
hee knoweth the premisses being attorney for the defendant [?at ?Triall]

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee is an attorney at law, and
otherwise negatively

To the second hee saith hee was not present nor knoweth
ought of the matters interrogated.

To the 3 and fourth hee cannot answer.

Repeated before doctor Clarke and
Collonel Cock.



The same day [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the said allegation.


John Seede of the parish of Saint Mary Woochurch
London Citizen and haberdasher of London, aged
55 yeares or thereabouts, sworne and examined.

To the first hee saith that according to a Statute of this land
252 gallons and noe lesse of sweete oiles doe make a tonne,
and otherwise referring himselfe to the lawes and to the said Statute
hee saith hee cannot depose

To the second hee saith hee is an oile man by trade, and
within the time arlate hath bought diverse parcells of sweete
oiles in this citie and elswhere in this Nation at 252 gallons
the tonne, and noe lesse, And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the third hee saith that in case any man buyes sweete oiles
by the tonne, without mention of howe many gallons are to goe to
the tonne, the said Statute will allowe and give him (as hee [?conceiveth])
252 gallons to the tonne, And otherwise referring himselfe to
the said Statute hee cannot depose.

To the fourth hee saith that in July last there was a triall at
Guildhall (whereat this deponent was present) betweene Peter
Thoroghgood plaintiff and John Brewer defendant about the gage
of oiles bought and sold betweene them, and there was a verdict
given upon the said [?statute] against the said Brewer for 252 gallons
to the tonne, And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 5th hee saith that the usuall gage of sweete oiles by the
gage is 252 gallons to the tonne, and the citie gager doth usually
gage at that rate, being sworne thereto. And otherwise hee cannot