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said to be one of the said bills soe by him then signed, and that in and
by the same bill it appeareth that the said seaven small packs of
merchandizes were laden for the account and adventure of the Sieurs
Robert and hendrick Mechenburgh Merchants dwelling at Amsterdam;
but for the contents of the said packs hee saith hee knoweth not. the same.
ffurther hee deposeth that the said seaven packs of marchandize were
all on board the said shipp the hare in the ffeild in good order and condition when shee was seized
by the Tyger and the Dragon two of the men of warr of this
Commonwealth, on the fifteenenth of the said moneth of May last
and came to the hands of the Captaines and officers of this Commonwealth
upon the said seizure; And after the said seizure the said shipp was
brought into Portsmouth, and that since the said goods being ordered to be restored
by authoritie of this Court, this deponent who (upon the first seizure
was taken from and but lately suffered to come aboard his shipp)
saith hee hath bin informed both by the merchant and others that there could be but
six of the said packs found, and that one of them was and is wholly missing
and lost to the said owners. And otherwise cannot depose, saving
That the said shipp when the said seizure was made was in her
course of proceeding in her voyage from haver de Grace for
the barr of cadiz; and saving that shee was brought
from Portsmouth to London by authoritie of this Commonwealth, and was
lying before Blackwall when the said six packs were found
and restored, and that the said pack was soe lost out of of her after this
deponents being put out of her upon the said seizure.

Jan [?kieln] [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The 22th of Aprill 1656.

Rp. 2.

John danckars of der Goos in Zealand Marriner
aged 37 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and examined
as aforesaid

To the first, second and third Interrogatories hee saith and deposeth that
there were at haver de Grace in or about the beginning of May 1655
laden aboard the shipp the hare in the ffeild of Middleborowe (whereof
John kein was commander) seaven small packs of marchandize No. 1. 2. 3. 4.
5. 6. 7. marked as in the Margent to be transported to the barr of
Cadiz and there to be delivered according to bill of lading, and which hee
knoweth because hee was Stiersman of the said shipp and sawe the lading
of her said goods, and tooke a note thereof in writing amongest the rest
of the lading of the said shipp. And saith the said seaven packs of goods
were aboard the said shipp the hare in the ffeild when shee was seized
by the Tyger and the Dragon two of the shipps of this Commonwealth
as shee was in her course for the barr of Cadiz, and was
brought to Portsmouth, and that the said seaven packs came to the
hands of the Captaines and officers of this Commonwealth. And
further that the said shipp being after wards brought up into the