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London and the sayd Bowdwin at Middleborough and the sayd Symon
at fflushing And saith hee hath knowne the Abrahams Offering from
her first building and saith shee is about five or sixe yeaws old, And [XXX GUTTER]
hee never made any voyage in her And further cannot answere/

Repeated before Colonell cork

[?Cornilis ?gervitrey] [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]


The same day

Examined on the sayd allegation

Rp. 2

Jacob de Keizer of fflushing Mariner Master of
a shipp called the ffortune of fflushing aged thirty yeares
or thereabouts a wittnes sworne and examined [?saith GUTTER]
and deposeth as followeth videlicet./

To the first article of the sayd allegation hee saith that hee this deponent [?hath GUTTER]
knowne the shipp Abrahams Offering from her first building and [XX GUTTER]
laye neare her in the port of fflushing with his shipp the ffortune at the same
tyme shee there tooke in her ladeing in question which was about the beginning
of the month of July 1656 at which tyme the sayd shipp Abrahams Offering
was a tight and strong shipp soe farr as hee this deponent could and did observe
as hee verily beleaveth and soe doth still continue tight and strong and fitt to carry [?her GUTTER]
merchandizes what soever to any place and for a tight shipp shee is commonly
reputed And further saving his following deposition hee cannot depose/

To the second and third articles hee saith by reason hee is an Inhabitant of
fflushing hee well knoweth that port and saith it is a dry port at every
tyde of Ebb and all shipps that take in ladeing or deliver out ladeing there [?doe GUTTER]
usually lye on ground every ebb tyde and that it is there a thing frequent
for shipps that once laden or in ladeing if they haue receaved much goods on
board to bee crushed and springe leakes to the or damagement of their ladeing
by their lying drye with great weight in them at ebb tyde and that such
dammage as happens only by such meanes is their constantly [?XXX GUTTER]
only a Casualty if the shipps bee tight above and such dammage [?preXXX GUTTER]
not from above but only from some leake beneath and is not in such
case imputed to the Master or Company of any shipp but the [?laX XX GUTTER]
beare every and their owne dammage as of a thing casuall and this TO DO: is
a thing very frequent and well knowne by the Inhabitants of fflushing
And saith that the sayd shipp the Abrahams Offering after shee
had taken in the greatest part of her ladeing at fflushing the tyde
of ebb coming lay drye and with the wight of her ladeing was [XX GUTTER]
and sprang a leake whereby of this deponents sight being on board [?her GUTTER]
she did take in some water into her hold and her ladeing [XXX GUTTER]
not but in some measure bee dammaged but for that hee sawe not
of her ladeing opened hee knoweth not what or how much the dammages
was, but saith the what dammage did happen thereby was only by
the sayd Leake as hee beleaveth shee being otherwise tight and strong, and
happened not through any insufficiency of the sayd shipp or [XXX GUTTER]
of the master and Company of her but was a meere casualty [XX GUTTER]
in that port is frequent And further hee cannot depose/

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

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first Interrogatorie hee answereth negatively to every
part thereof being in two of the Company of the Abrahams Offering and
soe having noe wages due was being of any Kindred or allyance to or