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deponents knowledge who was and came one of the tidesmen aboard her
from Gravesend, and saw the deliverie of the said goods here. And
this deponent conceiveth and saith that such dammage came and
happened through the wilfulnes of or want of skill in the said master,
who (having a good winde) stemmed the tide and coming from
Gravesend upon the flood of tide of ebb, and soe that it was but
yonge flood when shee came to Blackwall, what the shipps that
rode in the river when shee came against Limehouse, were not
quite wunnd, but lay thwart the River, soe that the by which meanes
the said master (who would needs come up with his vesselle quite
through without stopping contrary to what other shipps use to doe
at that such time of the tide, and contrary to the admonition of this
deponent and his precontest) comming neere the shore, hit or stroke his vessell
upon an anchor, in a dangerous manner, and getting cleere, came
on without stopp to Saint Catherines where hee anchored, and upon
anchoring ran againe upon an anchor, and by such runninge and
striking upon anchors, and comming up in such an undue manner,
hee saith the said shipp having holes broke in her, received
much dam water, whereby the said goods were damnified; And in
this the masters obstinate and disorderly proceeding, this deponent
and his said partener said to one another and concluded that hee was
a most unskilfull young man, and wondered that hee had not a
pilote aboard to bring up his vessell. And otherwise hee cannot

To the 6. 7. and 8 hee cannot depose, saving as aforesaid.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee cometh required by the producent to testifie
the truth in this cause, and saith the said bookes were bales of
bookes were soe very wet when they were hoysted up by the tackle
out of the hold, that they were faine to have things put to them
to strengthen them and keepe them from falling in peeces with
theX hoisting, soe that the if they should have bin opened hee verily
beleeveth they would have torn in peeces, and that hee did not see
them opened, saving one of the bales, wherein was some paper
which that was exceedingly damnified with wet, but saith hee did not
see the said bookes in or before the time of lading, And otherwise
hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid.

To the second hee cannot answer saving as aforesaid

Repeated with his precontest before
doctor Godolphin.