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To the second article and schedule annexed or mentioned therein to bee
annexed, and now seene and perused by this examinate hee saith and deposeth
That the arlate Arnold and Elias Beake and Companie apprehending
and well knowing the great danger of the seizure of the said Vessell and
goods by the dutch, and in that Case of such seizure they would bee
certainely lost if discovered to belong t English, did for the seecuring of
the same treat with and employ this deponent to goe Master of the said
Vessell for that hee this deponent was a dantzicker, and for that hee had
a seapasse from dantzick dated in August 1653.| setting forth that
his Vessell the Saint John Baptist did belong to severall Inhabitants there
(as by the said seapasse remaining in the Refgistry of this Court
relation being thereunto had doeth and may appeare) And saith that
about the time of the said shipp Saint John Baptist and her Cargo
of goods proceeding iutwads from dover upon the Voiage in Controversy
as aforesaid, the arlate Michael de hare of dover one of the
part Owners thereof did for and on the behalfe of himselfe, and Arnold
Beake and Companie aforesaid make or cause to be made a colourable
bill of sale, whereby hee the said de hare did colourably sell and transport
the said shipp John Baptist to this examinate by the name of fflower de Luce of dover, as if the same had really
and indeed been sold unto this deponent and for his reall use and behoofe
as by the said colourable bill of sale dated the 10th of January .1653|, and
remaining in the Registry of this Court doeth and may (relation being
thereunto had) appeare. hee further saith, That hee this deponent by
another deed or instrument of the same date under this deponents hand and
seale (which hee acknowledgeth and affirmeth to bee the schedule
arlate) did acknowledge the said bill of sale to be only colourable
and expressely contrived and made for the securing of the said shipp
that hee might produce the same in case of taking by the dutch, and
by that meanes the better cleare her, And saith the said bill of sale
and Seapasse were at the time of the seizure of the said shipp and
Lading by Major Sedgwicke arlate and others aboard the said shipp.
And saith the said bill of sale was made for no other end or
purpose, neither did this deponent ever pay any money for the said
shipp to ther said de hare or any other in his name or behalfe, and that the
Sea-passe aforesaid concerbed a shipp of the name Saint John Baptist
which this deponent had formerlt sold at dantzick, and was onely
made use of to the effect predeposed. hee further saith that the
said shipp the Saint John Baptist so seized by the said Major
Sedgwicke and others did and doeth really and truely belong to the
said Arnold Beake Elias Beake and Companie who are well
knowne to be subiects of this Commonwealth, The premisses hee