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is about 500 leagues, which is about 80 leagues out of the very direct
way from Zant to the Straights mouth and so commonly accompted. And
such that to saile from Zant first to Legorne and thence to the Straights
mouth is faster by tenn leagues or thereabouts, than to saile from
Corsica to the Straights mouth, all which hee knoweth for the reasons
aforesaid, having often sailed in those parts.

To the nineth article hee saith and deposeth that from Salina Roade
in Cyprus to saile to the Straights mouth by the way of Zant, and


thence to Corsica is about 740˹ ˹795˺˺˹ seven hundred and fortie˺ leagues, which is about XX ˹ninetie˺ leagues
out of the direct course from Salina Roade to the Straights
1mouth; parting a reason of his knowledge as aforesaid.

To the 16th árticle hee saith and deposeth that the way of steeving
cotton woolls is to lay a certaine number of baggs underneath and
as many on the topp of them, and then to steeve in betweene
them as many as the space or placeX betweene them are capable to contain GUTTER
and otherwise to this article hee saith hee ćannot depose, not
knowing of any such necessitie of steeving such a quantitie in a day
saving hee saith that if there be eight
bagges steeved in a day there may be 24 baggs received aboard in that
day; which is small, especially the first day, and afterwards there
are usually sixteene baggs or more received aboard each day,
which hee knoweth having bin severall times at Cyprus and at
the receiving Cottons aboard shipps, and seein{g} the lading and steeving
thereof: him and saith that each day after the first there may
be so many baggs receaved aboard as to lay and steeve as may
amount one day day with another to the 17 or 18. baggs per diem. And
otherwise cannot depose.

To the seaventeenth hee saith that fourtie foure men working
20 houres or but 16 houres in 24 houres. for 12 dayes together
may lay and steeve within that time 170 or at least 160 baggs,
and may receive within the said 12 dayes 50 baggs more (winde and
weather permitting) and may steeve them afterwards, And otherwise
hee cannot depose. saving that if there be roome in the shipp [?over ?and]
upon the rest hee is not exámined by direction of the producent.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith that hee cometh required by Mr ffrancis
ffooke to be a witnes in this cause, wherein he hath noe interest
nor will it be any dammage or advantage tohim which sale seeing
prevailes or be overthrowne therein.

To the 2 hee saith hee hath bin at Ciprus steeving woolls twice
namely once in the Mercury and once in the Chase, which Mercury
was of the burthern of 330 tonnes or thereabouts, and the Chase of
180 tonnes or thereabouts, and had 38 men and the Mercury betwixt
40 and 50, and the Mercury had 3 decks and the Chase two, and
that hee was last there in the yeare 1654 in or about

[LH MARGIN] 1654

July, and saith that Cyprus baggs are for the most part bigger
than other baggs

aboard the receipt of 38
baggs of cotton woolls and
400 sacks of galls, to steeve
38 baggs and yet have 30 tonnes
of dead tonnage left, there must be
roome [?sufficient] [?and]
take in 50 baggs more
and steeve them afterwards