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A busines of examination of Witnesses on the part and behalfe of Peter and Abraham Coullier and}
Companye Merchants of London, and subjects of this Commonwealth, owners of the shipp the}
Brotherhood, and her tackle furniture and lading against Albert Cope, Commander of the}
Gatt ffrygott and Captaine Yapoone Captaine or Comander of the Kater, both belonging to some}
port or place in Holland or Zealand under the Comand of the States Generall of the United}
Provinces, and against the owners and Imployers of the said two dutch Vessells in particular, and against all}
others in generall who will take upon them the Justification of the said Seizure by the said two ships}
of the said Shipp the Brotherhood (and her ladinge Smith:}

The 27th of February 1656 [CENTRE HEADING]

Rp. .j.us

Examined upon an allegation given in on the behalfe
of the said Peter and Abraham Caullier.

John Jourden of the parish of Stepney in the County
of Middlesex, Mariner, aged foure and twenty yeares or
thereabouts, sworne as in the acts of Court, saith
and deposeth by vertue of his oath as followeth.

To the first article of the said allegation hee saith and deposeth that
hee well knoweth the arlated Peter and Abraham Caullier, and that
they and company were the time arlated the true and lawfull owners and
proprietors of the Shipp or vessel called the Brotherhood of London
arlate and of her tackle and furniture, and alsoe of ninetie foure
Negro's, and some Elephants teeth; and for such commonly
accounted and reputed, which hee knoweth for then hee this deponent
was one of the company of mariners of the said shipp the
voyage allegate, and saw her setting out thereupon by the said Peter
and Abraham Caullier, who with their company were and are Englishmen and Subiects of this Comonwealth

To the second article hee saith and deposeth that within the said time
the said shipp the Brotherhood, with the said Negro's and Elephants
teeth aboard her abode and remained at or neare a place called Cape
Lopez on the coast of Guiney, and were then in the power and possession
of the then master and company of the said shipp, Englishmen for
the use and account of the said Peter and Abraham Caullier and
company, and thence to be carried to the Barbada's, where the said
Negro's were to be sould and bartered away for sugars and other
commodities for the account aforesaid. And saith then while the said
shipp so remained with the said Negro's and Elephants teeth
at Cape Lopez, there was with her company in a quiet and
peaceable condition, without offering any violence to any shipp
or person of or belonging to any shipp, which he knoweth being
one of the Brotherhoods company, and then and there in her.

To the third he saith that within the said time, and while the said
shipp with the said Negro's and Elephants teeth in her so remained at
or neere the said Cape Lopez, namely (to his best remembrance)