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surprizall and Confiscation of English shipps and goods if taken by the dutch
then our Enimies, did expressely imploy the arlate John Claesson, being
a Native of dantzick, and having a passeport for a shipp named the Saint
John Baptist of that place, to take upon him the charge of the
Vessell now in Controversie, and with all possible care and prudence to
mannage and conduct the same in such manner, that in Case of rencounter with
the dutch shee and her lading might not appeare to belong to the English, for
feare of Confiscation, And to the intent of the preservation of the said shipp
and lading, the said Arnold Beake and Company gave order that a
Colourable bill of sale of the Vessell in question then called the fflower de
Luce should be made by Michael de haze Merchant of dover and
part Proprietor of the said shipp, to the said John Claeson, with order that
the said John Claesson should by a writeing under his hand renounce and
disclaime the said bill of sale as Colourable and counterfeit, and onely made
and contrived for the securitie and preservation of the said shipp and goods from
the dutch, which this deponent upon the observation of the firme or subscription
of the schedule arlate, is firmly assured to be the said writing or instrument
of renunciation to the effect aforesaid, and knoweth not nor beleeveth
that the said bill of sale, and the schedule or renunciation aforesaid were
made to any other effect then as is predeposed, And saith the said shipp
and Merchandizes did and doe truely and really belong to the said
Arnold and Elias Beake, Michael de haze, Mr Greene of dover,
and John [?Johnick] Merchant here at London, who were and are the
true and Law full Proprietors of the said shipp and lading, and are
all of them Subjects of this Commonwealth, Which the premisses hee
knoweth and is well assured of as being Bookekeeper to the said Arnold
Beake, having so been during the transactions predeposed, and by
his said imployment as Bookekeeper having taken particular notice of the
said Propriety. And further cannot depose./

To the third hee saith That the said Arnold Beake as principall
mannager of the said shipp apprehending and well knowing the
danger from the dutch in the time when the said Vessell was out
upon the Voiage in Controversie did give order to the arlate
Reynard Baguart his factor at Bayonne, and to the said Master
John Claeson, to doe and act
all what was or might be possible for the preservation of the said shipp
and her lading from the dutch in her comming homewards from
Bayonne, And hat the said Arnold Beake in the name of himselfe
and his fellow owners did give expresse Order to the said Mr John
Claesson and also to the said factor to procure a Colourable Charterpartie
and bill of lading to be made in the name of the arlate William
de Labistrate Merchant of hamburgh, as if hee the said
Labistrate had freighted the said shipp for hamburgh, whereas
in[?deed] and reality the said Labistradt had no interest
concernement or knowledge of or in the said shipp lading