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in Conscience, that the said Invoyce was and is wholly written with the
proper handwriteing of the said Jacob Sheafe, and that the marke in
the margent thereof expressed was and is the usuall and constant marke
wherewith the said Sheafe doth marke such goods as hee sendeth and
consigneth to his said Correspondent Henry Ashurst And further
cannot depose, saving hee this deponent within the space of ten yeares, as
is arlate, hath brought over severall goods and marchandise from New
England to London, from the said Sheafe to the said Ashwell marked with
the marke aforesaid.

To the 4th article and schedule annexed now seene and seriously perused
by this examinate hee saith, That upon the receiving of the barrill
and goods in Controversy aboard this deponents said shipp By the said Richard
Browne this deponents Contest and then Masters mate hee this deponent
signed three bills of ladeing all of one tenor for the same togeather with
some other goods to the said Sheafe belonging, and saith, That the said
schedule being the second schedule annexed was and if one of the said
bills signed by this deponent att or neere Boston aforesaid according to the
Date thereof, and saith that as in the said bill is sett downe (the Contents
I know not) if it usuall and constant with this deponent to signe all bills
of Lading that hee signeth for goods packed or barrilld up the particulars
whereof hee doeth not see nor observed otherwise then by the Laders relation

To the 5th hee saith, That the said barrill of goods marked and numbred as
aforesaid after such the lading thererof as predeposed arrived in this Port of
London, where it was unladen and discharged out of the said shipp
this deponent having since seene
the same in the custody of Robert Hubbart allate being the party defendent in
this cause. And further cannot depose, being this deponent was sicke and not
present at the unLadeing thereof:-/

To the 10th hee saith, That there was noe other barrill of goods marked
with the marke aforesaid Laden aboard the said shipp the Johns
Adventure the voyage aforesaid, which was, as predeposed, Laden by the
said Sheafé, and that this deponent is in conscience fully convinced and assured
that the said Robert Hubbart did not Lade any such barrill of goods
aboard the said shipp in the said voiage, And further cannot depose

To the 11th hee saith, That shorly after the said barrill of marchandise marked
and numbred as aforesaid was by the said Robert Hubbart unduely taken
and conveighed out of the said shipp to the said Hubbarts Lodgeing, this deponent
with his precontest Thomas Glover, went to the said Hubbart and desired
to see the said barrills, which the said Hubbart permitted them to doe, and then
the said Thomas Glover told over the beaver skinns with the said Hubbart
said hee had brought and received from new England in the said barrill, and
found them to be 97. or ninety eight beaver skinns, and then the said
Glover demanding of the said Hubbart whither hee had got likewise reveived
some otter and minck skins in the said barrill, the said Hubbart acknowledged
that he had received five otter skinns, but noe minck skinns at all, and
saith that at the same time the said Thomas Glover compared the Invoyce
and bill of Ladeing predeposed with the marke and number sett upon the
said barrill which of this deponents sight and observation did exactly answer
one to the other, and that from the said invoyce were and are mentioned
ninety eight beaver skinns, seaven otter skinns and foure mink skinns
And further, this deponent referring himselfe to the said Invoyce
saith hee cannot Depose.

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