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receive the said tobaccoes aboard her, was leakie and insufficient, and
hee further told this deponent that hee had told Mr Burton aforesaid
soe much and acquainted him with the leakinesse and insufficiencie of
the said shipp. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the 15 hee saith the time arlate there was a common fame
and report in Portsmouth to the effect arlate, which hee knoweth
being at Portsmouth and hearing the same. And otherwise hee cannot depose.

Upon the second allegation. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first, second and third articles hee saith that Mr mathew
Cock his precontest , then sub Collector at Portsmouth for Customes,
acknowledged to this deponent (as hee remembreth) that the customs
for the said tobaccoes were satisfied, when they were delivered as
aforesaid, referring himselfe to his foregoeing deposition, And
otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith hee cometh upon the monition of an
officer of this Court to be a witnesse in this businesse
wherein hee hath noe share nor interest, and that hee hath not nowe
any relation to the Customehouse nor Commissioners for
prize goods. And otherwise hee cannot answer saving as

To the second hee saith hee wsa not present, and therefore
cannot answer further then as aforesaid.

To the 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. and 8th hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid
for this deponent doth not knowe the shipp the Mayflower arlate
nor was hee (but very seldome) at Portsmouth within the time
interrogated, hee going to Salisbury and being there for the most part
after the deliverie of the said tobaccoes.

To the 9th hee saith hee well knew the interrogated henry Tebbet
in his life time, who hee saith was at Portsmouth Sub-Commissioner
of the excise, but saith hee hath noe reason to command his
[?XXXXX], this deponent having about 6 yeares since sold him
halfe a tonne of wine, for which (though he hath often require it)
hee could never get satisfaction. And otherwise hee cannot answer
though the letter interrogated were nowe showed unto him.

To the 10th hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition
And otherwise hee cannot answer

To the last negatively for his part and otherwise hee
cannot answer.

Repeated before doctor Clerke.

Ric Belchamber [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


5th of ffebruary 1654 [CENTRE HEADING]

Philipp Richaut and Company}
for the shipp lately called the ffortune}
of the Sea, and now the Post and}
her tackle , apparrell and furniture}
against [BLANK IN MANUSCRIPT] in particular and}
all others in generall}

Peter Powles of Saint Catherin
by the Tower of London Mariner
where hath lived about 2 yeares
and an halfe, borne in Dunkirke,
of the age of 28 yeares, a wittnes