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The eighth of October 1657.

The complaint of Claes Williamson the Master}
and John Peters and others the marriners of}
the Morning starr for their wages.}
ffrancklin. Budd.}

Examined upon an allegation given in on the
behalfe of the said master and company: 24 September last

dt. .1.

John Peters[?son], Stiersman of the said shipp aged
27 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and examined

To the said allegation and schedule annexed hee saith and deposeth all the time allegate
namely from the 17th of May 1656 untill the 17th of September 1657
and longer mr williams was and stilll is master of the said shipp and for such commonly
accounted, and that hee hired this deponent and the rest of the mariners
schedulated (being now read over unto him) to serve as mariners in the
said shipp for the voyage allegate at the rates and wages respectively
set downe and mentioned in the said schedule. And that this deponent
and the rest of the said mariners entred into pay in the same on the
17th of May 1656; at which time the said shipp departed from
the Texel in the said voyage, and continewed in the said service and
payable to and untill the 17th of September now last past. And
that the said shipp in that time made severall parts and places and delivered out and tooke
in severall merchandizes and goods, and that the lading now in question was
put aboard her for the most part at Santa Cruce, and that in her
passage from Santa Cruce for Amsterdam, shee was with her lading
taken and surprized by one of the frigots of this Commonwealth.
And that the said mariners served in the said shipp all the time mentioned in
the said schedule,
and that the severall summes of money schedlated are respectively
due ubto them and ought to be paid unto them for such their service.
All which hee knoweth being Stiersman and serving all the said time and
still in the said shipp, and acquainted with the hiring and serving of the
rest of the mariners at the said rates and wages. And further that
the said Claes Williamson went master of the said shipp and was soe
put master by the [?iniuries] of the same, and served in her all the said
time, and is still master of her, and this deponent hath after heard him
say that hee was to have 60 gilders per moneth pay for his service
therein, and soe much hee saith hee well deserveth, that being but
slender pay for a master for such a voyage.

To the Interrogatories [CENTRE HEADING]

To the first hee saith that the said skipper hired all the said company
to serve the said voyage in the said shipp at the said rates, and entred their
names accordingly in his booke with their wages, and that
some of them were shipped three or foure dayes sooner than the
other, but their entering into pay was all at once, namely when the
shipp set saile, which was on the 17th of may (new stile) 1656
And otherwise hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition.

To the second hee saith that hee was not present at the hiring of all the
mariners, being when they were under saile they all declared to each
other their wages to be after the rates aforesaid, and the master acknowledged,