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soe knowne her ever since the moneth of July which was in the yeare
1655. for and during all which time and untill the moneth of September
last past in the yeare 1656. this deponent served in and aboard the said shipp
as ánd for Masters-mate, And thereby well knoweth both by the constant
relation of the Master of the said shipp and by the lading of her outwards
Cargo upon the voiage in question, which hee this deponent received stowed and by his
direction caused to bee stowed in and aboard the said shipp that the greater,
and most considerable part thereof was for and upon the accompt of the
arlate John Jefferies Thomas Colcolough and others the Owners and
imployers of the said shipp upon the sais Voiage, and that they were
and at present ought to bee the true and Lawfull Proprietors thereof
as is the propriety of the shipp the Sarah arlate or of her
lading hee this deponent cannot of his owne knowledge say or depose any
thing, for that soe farr as hee remembreth, hee never saw her till after
the time of her seizure hereafter expressed./:-

To the second hee saith; That in the moneth of december which was
in the yeare 1655. the said shipp Rappahannacke being laden and
imployed by the said John Jeffreys and Thomas Colclough did
sett out and proceed upon her voisage from Gravesend on the
River of Thames to Guinney, being thense designed to Virginia,
shee having here putt on board her by her said Owners and Implyoers
a cargo of severall goods and merchandises, videlicet Silesia linnens
Callicoes, Perpetuana's, iron, tinsell, scarlett cloath, bo[?w]dges and other goods
for the proper accompt of the said imployers to bee in the said shipp
transported to Guinney aforesaid, and there to bee bartered away
for negroes thense to be carried to Virginia and there to bee sould
or otherwise disposed of for the said producents accompt, with which
outwards Cargo the said shipp safely arrived in the parts of Guinney
aforesaid. The premisses, hee saith, hee well knoweth, being as aforesaid
masters mate of the said shipp during the said Voiage/

To the third hee saith, hee cannot of his owne knowledge depose
any thing thereunto; saving the said shipp Sarah did safely arrive and traded at Guiney aforesaid

To the fowerth hee saith, That after the arrivall of the said shipp the
Rappahannacke at Guiney aforesaid, the Master and Merchants
of the said shipp being joyntly Commissionated by the said Owners and Imployers
did traffique and barter away part of their said outwards Cargoe, and
therewith bought and provided about fifty negroes, and had a very
great and considerable part of their said outwards lading still remaining
on board for the gaining and providing of a greater number of negroes
which they might easily and speedily have procured if they had not
been surprized seized and diverted from such their trading by
meanes of the seizure hereafter deduced, And, referrring himself
to the reasons of his knowledge predeposed, hee saith hee cannot further
depose any thing of his owne knowledg, saving that hee this deponent
hath since severall times heard the Master and severall of the