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And thereupon the sayd words were interlined in the sayd Bills respectively
and the sayd Cutting signed the same in the presence of him this deponent
and of his Contest in this cause, and the sayd Hubbert was then likewise
present, which being so signed the sayd Hubbert payd to the sayd Cutting
for the sayd Bever and other goods mentioned in the sayd Bills of lading
the summe of two shillings sterling for primage and average in the
presence of this deponent, who moreover saith that the Bill of lading
now shewne him was and is one of the sayd originall bills of lading
and was signed by the sayd Cutting in this deponents presence as aforesayd [?# GUTTER]

[#] [LH MARGIN] about nyne or ten
weekes agoe.

And further, or
otherwise referring himselfe to the sayd Bill of lading, he cannot
depose, saving that the sayd Hubbert did come as a Passenger in the
sayd shipp as is alledged, and saving that he doth verily beleive that the
sayd Barrell of Bever was laden by the sayd Hubbert as is alledged, for that
he saw the receipts which the Boatswayn of the sayd shipp had delivered to the
sayd Hubbert for the receipt of his goods on board, which bills of
Receipt the sayd Hubbert in this deponents presence delivered to the sayd
Cutting and he did peruse them before he signed the sayd Bills of lading
causing the interlineation above mentioned to be made as aforesayd.

Smith dt.

To the Crosse Interrogatoryes. [CENTRAL HEADING]

To the first he saith he comes to be a witnesse in this cause att the Request of the
sayd Hubbert, whom he hath knowne from the beginning of this last voyage
from Boston videlicet for about four monethes. And otherwise negatively
And further he cannot depose.

To the second he saith he did not see the sayd Barrell of bever laden nor in the
possession of the sayd Hubbert before it was laden, nor knoweth of whom
the same was bought. And further cannot answer

To the third Interrogatory he saith he can both write and read written hand, and
knoweth the Bill of lading now shewne him to be one of those he saw
signed as aforesayd as well by the interlineation thereof, as by the characters
of the firme of the sayd Cutting of which he tooke particular notice [XXX GUTTER]
the sayd Bills were signed, which he saith were signed on shipboard [#] [XXX GUTTER]

[#] [LH MARGIN] att or neere the duiynes
as aforesayd

about eleven of the Clock in the forenoone of [XXX GUTTER]
in the Cuddy of the sayd shipp this deponent and this Contest and the sayd Hubbert
being present; and other persons were passing to and fro one of whom XXX
one Mr Williams. And the sayd Cutting was then upp and not in bed, [?and GUTTER]
was indifferent well in health, howbeit this Rendent heard that he had [XXX GUTTER]
some hurt on his head by a fall not long before, And he signed the
sayd three Bills all at one tyme; videlicet successively one immediately [?# GUTTER]

[#] [LH MARGIN] after another about
nyne or ten weekes

, the tyme otherwise
than as hee hath in his former depositions upon the Articles and this Interrogatory
declared, or more particularly hee remembreth not. And otherwise
he cannot answer, Not having made any marke upon the sayd bills or had [XXX GUTTER]
any of them in his power or possession since the signing thereof.

To the 4th. Interrogatorie he answereth negatively to every part thereof.

To the 5th. he saith the words interrogate were interlined by the sayd hubbert
before the Bills of lading were signed, and the sayd Hubbert did