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To the 11th hee saith hee sawe the sayd Cable and his shipp
the dove arrested for the samages done to the Successe aforesayd And further
referring him selfe to the Registry of this Court hee cannot depose

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true/

To the Interrogatories./ [CENTRE HEADING]

To first Interrogatorie hee saith hee cometh to testifie in this cause at the request of de haze
and Stock the producents and is promised nothing nor expecteth any thing for his testimony
and saith hee is Owner only of one ferkin of butter and his cloathes
and Instruments which were aboard the Successe when shee sunke And saith hee was Master
of her and standing neere the mayne mast of the Successe when shee receaved her
sayd hurt which soone afterwards caused her to sinke./

To the second hee saith the first tyme hee sawe the shipp the dove Interrogate was when
shee came sayling towards the Successe and ranne upon her at the Nell and
then sanke her in manner predeposed and saith hee sawe her afterwards divers tymes
in the River of Newcastle while shee laye there mending her bowe, and divers tymes since
in the River of Thames but how oft at either place hee knoweth not, and saith hee knoweth the
Interrogant Cable and hath knowne him only since the damage in question done videlicet since
this deponent spake first with him about the same at Newcastle in the moneth of August
last And further cannot answere./

To the 3 Interrogatorie hee saith the Nell is a place which lyeth in the direct course for New
Castle and most shipps thither bound passe over it and the same is as hee guesseth it
about seaven or eight leagues in length more or lesse, and saith when the damage prede=
posed of was done which was about 2 of the clock in the norning of the 8th of August
last it was soe light that this deponent and company could well discerne the shipp the
dove aforesayd a good while before shee came neere the vessell the Successe in soe
much that this deponent had tyme to call up two of his men and a boy of his company
that were a sleepe in their Cabins and they rose and came upon the deck to helpe to stay
the Successe that if possible shee might have gone cleere of the dove, before the
dove ranne upon her And to the rest of the
Interrogatorie hee answereth negatively.

To the 4th and 5th Interrogatories hee saith hee was the first that espied the dove comming upon the Successe
and cryed out to her company in manner predeposed And saith the same being about 2
a clock in the morning on the 8th of last August that the damage predeposed of was done the weather then [?was] darke but
this deponent and his precontest Andrew Cristi and others of the Company did perfectly see
the picture of an Angell in the head, and the picture of a dove
in the sterne of the shipp which soe ranne upon the vessell Successe and sunke
her, and saith the weather was something foggie but not then soe darke but it was possible to take notice
of and know a shipp, it being soe neere as the dove then was And
further saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot answere saving hee saith hee
was one of those which did espie the Angell and the dove upon the shipp dove at
the tyme of the samage in question, and this deponent declared to his Company
and others of this deponents company who alsoe sawe the same did declare to this deponent, before
they came to Newcastle that the shipp that did the damage had an Angell on her
head and a dove in her sterne and this deponent did declare the same to his precontest Andrew
Cristi, and John Rowe and James hales./

To the 6th Interrogatorie hee saith hee never endeavoured to make any of the Company of the
dove drinke or tempte them with any money to make any confession to the effect Interrogated
nor knoweth of any body else that soe did And otherwise saving his foregoeing deposition
hee cannot answere./

To the 7th Interrogatorie hee saith hee never taxed any other Master of a shipp with doeing
the damage in question save the sayd Cable, neither did this rendent say at any tyme
that hee knew not what shipp or vessell did the same And further hee cannot

Repeated before doctor Clarke

david adamson [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]

Thus farr cleared with the Judges and Registers and made up the
proctors accounts.