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Cornelius ffrederickson the master hired and shipped this deponent
to goe stiersman of the said shipp, and recounted unto this deponent all
the stories and accidents of the voyage, namely that the said shipp
came from Courland about a yeare before such her arrivall at Martinica
under the conduct of Claus fferederickson her master and company,
at which time hee the said Cornelius was boatswaine of her, and that
shee was thence set out in ballast in the imployment of the duke of
Courland (whose shipp shee was and is) to goe to Amsterdam to take
in commodities proper for the Guiney trade, for his the said dukes
accompt, And that accordingly shee went and tooke in her lading of
currall, knoves, a[?XXX-rings] and copper barrs or staves, and went therewith
for Guiney and aarived there, and that on the coast of Guiney the
said Claus fferderickson dying, the said Cornelius became master of
the said shipp, and that at Guiney shee traded and trucked away
part of her said lading for Negro's and some Elephants teeth
for the accompt aforesaid, and carried the same being 80 Negroes and
16 Elephants teeth to Martinica aforesaid where this deponent sawe
her arivall about 8 monethes since, and that there
her Cape merchant who
was sent alonge in her by the said duke landed the said Negro's and
disposed of them, intending with the proffit or
proceede of them to lade tobaccoes aboard the said shipp, but the
time of the yeare being past and the tobaccoes all gone, and the
said Cornelius ffrederickson the master refusing to stay till the next
cropp as the said factor would have had him, they went there to lawe
thereabouts, and at length the said shipp (having onely taken in
seaventeen rolls of tobaccoe and noe other goods or
merchandizes there) came thence being dismissed thence by order of
the Court or authoritie there, and thence shee came to Saint Christofers
and tooke in only water and there the said Cornelius ffrederickson
dying, this deponent was made and became master in his steade
and soe with the said shipp and the said 16 Elephants teeth and
about tenn or twelve pounds of beas-wax taken in at
Guiney, and the said 17 Rolls of tobaccoe taken in at Martinica
and the remainder of her goods brought from Amsterdam and
not trucked away at Guiney, this deponent her master and
company on or about the 16th of October last Newe stile
came from Saint Christofers bound for Amsterdam there to dischardge
and to deliver her lading to hendrick Mumma factor for the said
duke and for the said dukes accompt, and that comming in her
course for Amsterdam upon or neere the coast of England, this
deponent and company mistooke their course through the
extreame darkenesse of the weather and came into Saint Georges
Channell and came as farr as Lundy ere they discovered any
land after their departure from Saint Christofers, and then understanding
where they were and their sailes being torne with stormes which
they had met with all, and their victualls being spent, they
went for bristoll there to repaire and to furnish themselves