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Thomas againe and the before desyred and divers tymes in presence of this deponent
and others importuned this dep the sayd herman to buy the sayd shipp and her
tackle and furniture of the ffrench: who had her in possession and undertooke for
him selfe the sayd dorrington and the rest of the former Owners of her, (English men)
that hee would repurchase her of the sayd herman and pay him what hee
disbursed, with profitt, And there upon the sayd herman within a short tyme
after videlicet in the moneths aforesayd bought her
her tackle and
furniture and all things belonging to her of the arlate German Godonville a
ffrench Merchant who had her in possession, but what the summe was that hee
paid for her though hee were present at payment therof hee doth not now remember.

To the 4th hee saith that for that hee came over in an other vessell
from ffrance in Company with the sayd herman (who came over in the Thomas of
Gosport) hee knoweth the sayd Herman (after hee had soe bought her at the
earnest request of the sayd dorrington, and paid for her as aforesayd) was in
quiet and peaceable possession of the sayd shipp Thomas of Gosport her tackle and furniture
and as hee beleeveth still is and ought to bee And further to this article hee cannot

To the 5th hee saith that hee beleeveth the shipp Thomas of Gosport in this cause
mentioned and the shipp the Guift of God in the second article of this allegation
mentioned are one and the same shipp and not divers and hee the sayd dorrington
did as is predeposed in this deponents presence and hearing and in the presence and hearing
of others affirme and acknowledge. soo much, And further to this arle hee cannot

To the last hee saith his foregoeing deposition is true./

To the Crosse Interrogatories./ [CENTRE HEADING]

doctor Clerke

To the first hee saith the danger of periurie being declared to him as is required
hee saith hee is an English man and subiect to this Commonwealth and saith hee
favoureth both parties alike and desyreth right may take place, and was required by
the producent herman to testifie the truth in this cause./

To the 2 hee saith hee this rendent (being the Interrogate Silvanus Porter) hath
noe part or interest in the shipp in question, nor have any of the other parties Interrogate
(saveing the sayd herman) that hee knoweth of, and saith hee knoweth the sayd herman
hath propriety therein for that hee sawe him pay the money for her, and saith it
will bee neither profitt nor preiudice to this deponent whether herman be continued in or
loose his possession of the shipp in question./

To the 3 hee saith hee was not present when herman bargained for the sayd
shipps but saith hee sawe the money paid for her to the sayd Germand Godonville his house
Newhaven ['IN' IS MISSING IN ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT] in an upper roome and the other payment
in an upper roome of a Taverne
at Newhaven knowne by the signe of the Anchor of hope the master thereof being the
brother of the sayd Godonville but the whole summe paid hee remembreth not and
saith there were present beside this deponent one Mo[?u]nsieur Saint Leger and
divers others whose names hee at present cannot call to regarde but beleeveth that
one [?habdidge] who was Masters Mate of a vessell called the Peter whereof the sayd
heman was then Master was an other that was present at the premisses And further
saving his foregoeing deposition hee cannot answere/

To the 4th hee saith hee hath heard that the Thomas of
Gosport was first taken by one Lawes an English man who (dorrington
sayd [?XXX XXXX] had ([?XX XXXXX] hath heard) a [?Com] from the King of Scotts or duke of yorke or one or both of them and