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River of Thames, and that the said seaven packs being ordered lad[XXX GUTTER]
to be restored to the owners, there came Captaine Brock one of the prize
officers to take the said seaven packs out of the said shipp the hare in
the feild lying before Black wall, but hee could finde but sixe of them
nore were there any more to be found after search and rummageing of
the whole shipp, soe that one of the said packs was and is [?wanting GUTTER]
lost and gonne, while the same were under the power of
the officers of this Commonwealth. All which hee knoweth being
present and helping to search and rummage for the said goods and
seeing the said six packs found and that the said seaventh was and is
wholly missing and lost, And otherwise cannot depose not
knowing ought of the contents of the said packs. And saving hee saith that
before the bringing in of the said shipp to Portsmouth the man of warrs
company broke opon the hatches of the hare in the feild, and after the
bringing into Portsmouth, and to the [?time] of her taking out the
said six packs (which was about foure monethes since) there went
prize officers and Customes house officers aboard her, who had the
command of her.

Jan danckers [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day.

Rp. 3

John van Latum of Middleborowe Chyrugeon of the
said shipp the hare in the ffeild, aged 26 yeares or
thereabouts, sworne and exámined.

To the first, second and third Interrogatories hee saith and deposeth that
about the beginning of May 1655 new stile there were laden
aboard the shipp the hare in the ffeild (Jan kein Commander)
at haver de Grace by Jacques d'Acoste seaven small packs
No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. of merchandize to be transported for the bay


of Cales and there to be delivered according to bill of lading
which hee knoweth being Chirurgeon of the said shipp and seeing the
lading thereof and keeping a booke of the shipps lading, and
having nowe seene the bill of lading for the same, by which bill the
said goods are said to be laden for account and adventure of the
Sieurs Robert and hendrick Mayanburgh, merchants dwelling
at Amsterdam. And saith the said shipp being in her course
from haver da Grasse for the Baye of Cadiz,
taken by two men of warr of this Commonwealth on
or about the fifteenth of May 1655 New Style, and brought
into England, and that from that time the said shipp and goods were
continually under command of the officers of ths Commonwealth
and that the said goods were aboard her at the time of the said
seizure, but about foure monethes since when Captaine Brock
one of the prize officers came to take out the said packs there could
be but sixe of them found, the other being lost and gonne
while the said shipp and lading were soe under command and dispose ofthe
officers of this Commonwealth, and soe the said pack was
and is wholly lost to the owners thereof. And otherwise cannot depose

Jan van Latham [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]