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And saith that what ever dammage of water or otherwise is
befallen the said bookes or other goods through the said leake and
mischanse, the same soe happened through the casualtie and not
by any neglect or default of or in the master and company or any of
them, for they did their best for their preservation from dammage
And saith his precontest the stiersman of the said vessell was and
is a very able and experienced pilot and marriner. And further
that as the said vessell came up, the shipps lay very thick and
close in the River of Thames betweene Redriff and Saint Catherines.
And otherwise hee cannot depose.

To the fourth hee saith hee cannot depose, saving the said foure
bales of bookes were of his knowledge taken and carried away out
of the said vessell without being opened.

To the Interrogatories. [CENTRE HEADING]

The first it is donne as required , and saith hee equally
favoureth and would give the victory to the parties litigant.

To the second hee saith hee was and is a common man of the said
vessell, and otherwise negatively.

To the third hee saith the said vessell had but one leake, which was
the leake aforesaid, but where or by what meanes it happened hee
cannot as aforesaid perticularly declare, but beleeveth it came by raking on an
anchor as aforesaid.

To the fourth hee saith that the water waxed as the said vessell
was comming up and was about halfe way betwixt Gravesend
and London, and that with the same tide shee coame to an anchor
before Saint Catherines and that it was about three houres
flood when shee soe came to Saint Catherines to an anchor, and
that then shee drew about foure foote and an halfe water, and
shee did in all her voyage, being lightly ballasted. and saith the
Stiersman master and company were skilfull in their trade.

To the fifth hee saith the water was about halfe a foote above
the ballast in hold before they espied it and called a lighter, and
otherwise hee referreth himselfe to his foregoeing deposition, and saving the
same cannot answer

To the 6th hee saith the winde was then reasonable high when thy
came up and to an anchor. And otherwise hee cannot answer.

To the 7th hee saith hee knoweth not howe old, nor howe
many voyages the said vessell hath made, and otherwise negatively
saving as aforesaid.

To the 8th hee cannot answer.

To the 9th hee saith his said precontest was their pilot, and otherwise
hee cannot answer.

To the 10th hee hath knowne the said Joost Johnson the master, [XXX GUTTER]
sea theise three yeeres as a seaman, but was by trade before a
shoe maker. And otherwise hee cannot answer.

Repeated before doctor Godolphin with his precontest
at his House:/

heyndrick Cornelise [SIGNATURE, RH SIDE]