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To the 18th and 19th articles of the sayd allegation This deponent saith That att such tyme as
the sayd shipp came upon the sayd sands, all the foresayd goods laden in her att Quinsburg
as aforesayd, (the sayd bundle of hemp sold att Christian Sandt excepted) were on board
her. And were all (except as before excepted, and except some Clapboard and
some of the Oares which he beleiveth the Fishermen aforesayd tooke out of her) delivered in this
Port to the parties to whom they were consigned, this deponent being present att
and assisting in the delivery of them. And he lastly saith that all the dammage
which happened to the sayd goods did ćome and happen to the same by reason of
the sayd severall stormes aforesayd, and by reason of the disaster of the
sayd shipps comeing upon the sayd sands, And the master and Company of
the sayd shipp did during the whole voyage doe their best endeavour
in their respective dutyes, and that noe dammage att all befell the sayd
goods or any of them by the fault or neglect of the sayd master and Company
which hee knoweth to be true being Steersman of the sayd shipp and an
eye=witnesse of all that happened in manner aforesayd.

To the last he saith his deposition is true.

To the Crosse Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatorie This Rendent saith That he was hired to sayde he sayd shipp
from Quinsborough to London and back againe to Quinsborough, And he recyved
one halfe of his pay (being four and twenty Rijx dollars) att Quinsborough
and in case the Hope had proceeded on her sayd voyage from hence was to have
receyved the other halfe att this Port. but now he hath hired himselfe into
another shipp and expects nothing more for his service in the Hope. And
saith he kept noe Journall of the stormes particulars interrat, but can
easily remember the same in such sort as he hath declared. And further
saving as aforesayd he cannot answer.

To the .2. Interrogatory he saith that the sayd hempe was all wett and dammaged, and
some of the C;apboard and Oares wanting as aforesayd. And further he cannot depose.

To the 3d he saith the sayd Barnhide and Company did leave their shipp upon
the Sands as aforesayd. And some ffishermen did gett her of and sayled
her for London as aforesayd. And as for the suit att Law interrate or salvage
payd for the sayd goods or other expenses This REndent knoweth nothing
nor can further or otherwise answer

Repeated with his precontest before doctor Godolphin/.

gabriell Smell [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


On the behalfe of John digby}
of London merchant}

The fourteenth day of March.1655.

John Whittell of the parish of Saint Maudlins Milkestreet London
Secretary to the worshipfull Commisioners for prize goods sworne
before the right worshipfull John Godolphin doctor of Lawes, one of the Judges
of the high Court of Admiralty saith as followeth videlicet.

That the foresayd Commissioners for prize goods by vertue of an order of his
highnes the Lord Protector and the Councell being of the tenor following. videlicet.
Tuesday 8th May 1655. At the Councell att Whitehall. Whereas an Arrest
and seizure having bene hereto fore made within the Territories of the King
of denmark of divers shipps and goods of this Commonwealth, by Order
of the sayd King, some of the shipps and goods belonging to the Subiects of
that King were (in regard thereof) seized upon within the Ports or by the
shipps of this Commonwealth in the yeare .1652. That is to say the shipp the