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To the 7th hee saith that at the time Interrate there were
two ships lay at neere to the Warewell as the Susan, did. And
further cannot Answer./.

To the 8th Negatively: for his part./.

To the 9th hee saith that the said Clarke did cause the said Anchor
after it was weighed as aforesaid to be Carried ashore but saith
hee knoweth not what became thereof, but saith it weighed
about 300. lb weight, and was worth about 4. li or 5: li And further
cannot Answer./.

To the 10th hee saith that Mr Clarke required him this Deponent
to come and testify in this Cause and to the rest Negatively./

To the 11th hee saith that hee this Deponent did see the said Clarke
pay some money on board the said ship, to Labourers and
Mariners that helped to Pumpe, and heave out the foresaid Coles, and presently
after the said Damage was Donme, but doth not now remember how
much; And further cannot Answer:/

To the 12th Negatively, saving hee saith hee is a Marriner of the

The marke of the said


The same day. [CENTRE HEADING]

Examined on the said Libell:/

Rp. (8us

John Rivers of Ipswich Mariner aged
40 yeeres or thereabouts sworne and Examined

To the first article hee saith that for and during all the monethes
of March, Aprill, May, June, July, August and September last 1658.
the Libellate Robert Clarke was Master and Part owner of the
Libellate ship the Warewell, amd soe Comonly Accounted
which hee knoweth for that hee belonged to and was Carpenter
of the said ship for all the foresaid Time:/:

To the 2d 3d and 4th hee saith that on the second day of August
last the said ship arrived in the River of Thames with
a Lading of Coles in her, (which belonged to the said Clarke and Company)
and anchored therewith neere Wapping Dock
and there moored in a good Birth where ships doe usually
Ryde at Anchor. and there she rode one fflood
and about two Ebbs. during all which space there was noe
appeareance of any Buoy of Anchor neere unto the Place
where the said ship soe lay moored, and saith that after
shee had lay there the space aforesaid the said shipp happened
to be bilged upon an Anchor, which lay in the said ships
birth without any buoy fastned thereto, and the said ship thereby
receaved foure foote water in her hold before the master or
any of the said ships Company perceived the same, and
that soe soone as the same was discovered by her not winding
the said Clarke caused both the said ships Pumpes to be plyed
and the said Clarke got other men to helpe to pumpe, and to haule