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almost quite water shott alongst the River and with the Currant of
the streane and soe much was obvious to the sight of (and as hee beleeveth
observed by all or most of the Company of the Imployment./

To the 7th 8th 9th 10th and 11th articles hee saith hee this deponent being Masters Mate
and on board the Imployment the tyme arlate well knoweth that at such tyme
as the Imployment came to an Anchor neere Execution dock aforesayd
her Master and company did take speciall care soe farr as they could to moore her in a safe and
convenient place, and did moore her in or neere the middle of the Thames
where they could finde most water and betweene two other shipps lying there
where as her company conceived and in all likelyhood (for that they
could not discover any boye neere) shee laye safe and had a good birth
and was free from any danger soe farr as they could or did discover
and saith shee soe rode in safety three or fower dayes during which tyme hee
this deponent and others of the Company of the Imployment did diligently
search with their boate for Anchors that might lye within reach of their byrth but
could discover none, during all which tyme
and for two or three dayes after the damage in question
happened hee this deponent well observed and knoweth that the James and
Martin aforesayd did ride without a boy to her Anchor and almost quite water
shott as hee hath predeposed by meanes whereof and not thrugh any
neglect or fault of the Company of the Imployment the sayd shipp
the Imployment did unexpectedly rest upon the Anchor of the James and Martin which
anchor struck or made a hole in the Imployments bilge soe that
shee laye till tyde of floud next after it soe happened fast hitcht in
the flooke of the sayd anchor, and when the tyde of floud came and
other shipps began (as is usuall) to turne with the tyde of floud this
deponent and the company of the Imployment observing that their sayd
shipp did not turne therewith as other shipps did, endeavoured to hawle
her about with the tyde to keepe a cleere halfe, and by that meanes discovered
that shee drewe more water then, (thugh part
of her ladeing was delivered) then shee did when her whole ladeing
was aboard, and thought shee had still bin on ground whereupon the Master
and this deponent sounded the pumpe of the sayd shipp and found that
shee had receaved sixe foote water in hold, and then upon search
discovered, that there was a hole struck in her bilge by the Anchor
of the James and Martin and the same being soe discovered the sayd
Master and this deponent and the Company of the Imployment cryed