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there dwelling was informed that the said vessell with
the said tobaccoes in case she had not bin staied and detained at
Portsmouth as she was after the said tobaccoes were on bord her might
well have bin at London (and soe in all probability should) long before
the said damage hapned aswell as other shipps and in that tyme
went from Cowes in the Ile of wight and arrived safely at London
And further cannot depose.

To the 10th and 11th articles of the said Allegation hee cannot depose.


The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined upon the Allegation given in the second place.


Edward Haver of the parishe of Saint Margaret
Loathbury London Cittizen and draper of London aged
30 yeares or thereabouts a witnesse sworne and Examined

To the first second third and fowrth articles of the said Allegation hee
saith hee cannot of his owne certaine knowledge depose any thing

To the 5th 6th and 7th articles of the said Allegation That upon his
this deponents comeing to Portsmouth upon or about the tyme of the sincking and
damnifying of the Tobaccoes now in question hee was there by severall
credible and understanding persons informed That the shippe the
Mayflower arlate in and upon which the said Tobaccoes were and had bin
laden, at such tyme as the same was soe laden thereupon (haveing but
a very short tyme before bin well mended and repaired in all particulars)
was a very firme and a tight ship and very able and fitt to carry and
transport Merchants goods, And that the night in which shee was sunke
was soe stormy and Tempestuous as that severall other shipps then in
the Harbour of Portsmouth were broke and forced from theire Anchors and Cables
by violence thereof. And otherwise saveing his foregoeing deposition
hee saith hee cannot depose./

To the 8th article of the said Allegation hee saith and deposeth that ymediately up
pon such the putting of the said Tobaccoes on bord the said Ship
the Mayflower the producents and Company did send Expresse
Orders and directions in writeing unto John Bayly the master of
the said vessell to come away with the same from Portsmouth
to London with the first cnvenient winde and weather, which ordders hee the
said Bayle upon the hapning of the disaster of the sincking of
the said Shippe and Tobaccoes did att Portsmouth in the hearing
of this deponent and others declare hee had received And that
hee was ready accordingly to have come away therewith long before
the said disaster hapned if the said ship and goods had not (as the same was)
bin stopped and seized for the Ciustomes due upon the same. And
further cannot depose.