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at Boston Interrate in the moneth of July 1654 but hee this deponent sawe noe
bill sett up to the effect Interrate nor hath soe deposed nor was in the Shipp Taverne
Interrogate nor hath soe deposed And further saving his foregoeing deposition
he cannot answere.

Repeated before doctor Clerke:-



The 9th of May 1655. [CENTRE HEADING]

[?XXXX] against the Charitie and}
goods. Suckley. Smith.}

Examined upon the said allegation on the behalfe of the said
[?Morens] and others.

dt. 2.

John Gardner of the Borough of Southwarke Cooper
aged 40 yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined.

To the first and second articles of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth
that Paul Paulson the master of the Charitie at the time when hee was
first seized by Mungoe Jackson, seriously averred and said (upon his
boarding) to this deponent and others, that the said shipp the Charitie was
of Gottenburg, and was with her lading (except what the mariners had
therein) wholly belonging to Gottenburgh, and to subiects of
the Queene of Sweden. Which being by this deponent and others
reported to the said Mungoe Jackson, and hee being told by them that
they did not finde but that the ahipp and lading were clearly Swedish
and free from prize and therefore that hee was best to let them goe
or to the same effect, the said Mungoe Jackson spake to and imployed
this deponent (his Quarter master) to treate with the said master
then aboard the man of warr, and see if hee could get him to a
[?Composition], saying that if hee could get an hundred pounds
composition of him, hee should goe, and withall ordered this deponent
to deale with him the said master or some of his company
and see if hee could drawe them to say that their shipp belonged to
holland, and to promise them double wages if they would soe say:
which treatie with the master and endeavour of getting the said confession
that the shipp belonged to holland this deponent undertooke and assaied
to effect, and had speech and treatie with the master and company
of the Charitie to the end aforesaid, but could prevaile nothing
therein, they constantly averring that the said shipp and lading were
belonging to Gottenburg, and subiects of the said Queene of Sweden,
and for composition, the said master utterly disclaiming the same, saying
that being a free man hee durst not give any money to be released or
to that effect, and the said Jackson being by this deponent acquainted
with all the said passages, the said Jackson said, wee will carry them
in however, and soe brought them in accordingly. And otherwise hee
cannot depose.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee answerth that Mr Suckley the Proctor spake to him
to come and be a witnesse in this cause, and this deponent accordingly came
and not at the instance of the interrogated Smyth, nor was hee ever spoken to by
the said Smith to that purpose, nor hath this deponent received or bin
promised for his testimony, and otherwise negatively, only hee went to the
Swedish factor and told him that hee would doe all the righteous things for
him that hee could.